Our first sea day and it was a little unusual. We had three helicopter visits for medical evacuations and had to stay off the San Diego coast most of the afternoon. I understand one patient was a crew member and the other two were passengers.
Day at Sea
Because of the evacuations all the activities scheduled in the forward areas of the ship were cancelled from 2 – 5 pm including the explorations lecture and bingo. I hope all the evacuees recover soon.
I was able to get my internet account set up for my laptop and receive emails. I don’t think I’ll ever cruise without my laptop again. It is so convenient to download emails right into Outlook and then go offline for reading and responding.
We had requested early dining when our cruise reservations were made last year and were assigned the lower dining level. Unfortunately, the early seating for this cruise is 5:30 pm for the lower level and 6 pm for the upper level.
We visited the maitre’d this morning and requested a change to the 7:45 lower dining seating and received cards by noon with our new table assignment.
Evening at Sea
Our waiter and assistant waiter did a great job. It seems the service is prompter and the portions are smaller. My husband and I both agreed the food is much better than our last HAL sailing. I would now rate it as good as Celebrity.
The show tonight was excellent. The performers were a group named “Tribute” and they covered Temptations music. It was one of the best shows I’ve seen at sea.
Afterwards, we visited the Crow’s Nest for dancing through the decades and my brother-in-law and I won a bottle of champagne for our “twisting” during the 1960’s segment. After finishing the bottle, most of the group retired for the evening.