Day 283 – December 10th, 2014.
“Lazy sea days are the best”
This morning we slept in and had room service, tea, juice with some Danish pastries leaving room for a bigger breakfast later.
Before going to breakfast we sorted and bagged our laundry… No it’s not included in the cruise price, wouldn’t that be great. The wonderful guest relations manager Meryl Diaz who was dealing with the bed bug situation had offered us to move to another cabin on deck 9.
We were really happy with our cabin and with the officers concluding that the room was bug free we decided to stay, but we did ask if we could get our clothes washed as they were in contact with the extra bed cover which we had suspected. Meryl gladly wrote out two complimentary laundry notes and said we could have more if needed.
Main breakfast of grapefruit, bagel cream cheese and smoked salmon followed in the Lido buffet at around 10.30am.
Next we got online to check-in and do a few things before heading back to the cabin. We are cruising towards Ecuador and the weather today is raining and overcast yet still very warm.
“Santa at sea, Christmas decorations onboard”
The crew have decorated the main staircase leading from deck 4 the Martini bar to deck 3 the lobby in Christmas decorations.
Tonight or rather in the early hours of tomorrow we will officially cross the Equator about 2am. This will be our second time this year, our first being on the Queen Elizabeth heading north to Japan.
At 1.30pm I participated in the Flash Mob dance rehearsal part 4 of 7 before we get to do it on the main stage at one of the shows, unfortunately Moni’s toes were very sore and could not participate.
Later on we had coffee and delicious carrot cake in the Cafe al Bacio.
At 5pm Moni was online for another coaching call. Lucky the timing has been quite good, with not many others using the computers. One lady said something while Moni had her headphones on and then got up and asked her to be quiet… WTF, do you own the iLounge, I don’t think so, so see you later lady.
“Sushi from the Oceanview on Celebrity Infininty”
We wanted to try the sushi that is available every night in the Oceanview cafe before having our main dinner in the Trellis. It is all freshly made and really not bad at all.
We followed our sushi with dinner in the main dining room. Again the food was very nice though we are noticing a very incinsistant meal size especially for the main courses, some are huge, half a chicken and others are tiny, three small slices of stuffed chicken.
After dinner we had a drink in the Rendez Vous lounge and suffered the sounds of some of the karaoke singers, lucky for us a few were quite good. By the way drinks were half price between 10 and 11pm perfect timing for us.