Today was just a totally relaxing sea day. Following our usual sea day routine of gym and breakfast (buffet again today), we grabbed some loungers on the sundeck by the adult pool and relaxed with our books (it seems I am converting Mr FFF and MIL to the ways of the bookworm!) and spent the morning and first part of the afternoon sunbathing and dipping into the pool to cool off.
I also went to the salon to get 2 broken nails fixed. It was my first time in the salon on any ship and whilst it was a very relaxing environment, it was also VERY expensive: it actually cost me more to get 2 nails fixed than it does to get a FULL set done at home. The technician was very pleasant but I politely declined when she offered to book me in to do the infill on my full set of nails – with the prices they charge, I’m not sure my credit card could handle it!
This evening was another formal night and we once again enjoyed a delicious meal in the MDR. My menu for the evening was Tomato Panacotta, Lamb Shank and Banana, Rum and Raisin Ice-cream Sundae. The lamb shank just fell off the bone and the sundae was really flavoursome with a light coffee cream and banana jam at the bottom.
Tonight’s entertainment saw us once again head to the theatre for the ship’s ‘Reel to Reel’ show which showcased songs from a variety of British films. We were again impressed with the quality of the show and in particular the audio-visual effects were fantastic.
Following this show, we had some time to kill before the adult comedy show that was scheduled for 11:45pm (very late for us early birds!). We first went up to the Planet Bar where the ship’s acoustic duo were playing. We’ve heard these a few times now and they are very good. In my opinion it’s the perfect music to relax with a cocktail to.
We then went down to the Manhattan lounge where the comedian was scheduled to perform to a) be sure of getting a good seat as it was packed when he performed the other night, and b) to see a singer by the name of Karl Lewis (another Welsh singer) who had performed as an Olly Murs tribute night earlier in the week but was performing his own cabaret tonight. When I’d seen him as Olly, I thought he was pretty good but he was fantastic performing as himself tonight.
Amazingly, we all managed to stay awake for the late night comedy by Rudi Lickwood who was very entertaining.
After his show and having avoided turning into pumpkins, we hit the hay.
Tomorrow we’re in Livorno but as we’re not going on a trip and there’s not that much to see in the port itself, we’re planning on a lazier start to the day which I’m very much looking forward to after tonight’s shenanigans!
Thanks for reading,