P&O Azura 14 Night Mediterranean Cruise – Day 5: Sea Day

Day 5 and another sea day. After our usual routine of the gym followed by a buffet breakfast, we went up to the sun deck near to the ‘adults only’ pool for a spot of sunbathing and reading. A dip in the pool was very refreshing as they haven’t quite warmed up yet but, with plenty of sunny weather forecast, we’re hoping they’re going to get more and more pleasant.

Today we actually skipped lunch – although this was because I had booked the Eric Lanlard Afternoon Tea for us all in the Epicurian specialty restaurant. This is only served on sea days and there is only one sitting at 3:30pm. The cost is £15pp and it was well worth it as an indulgent treat. We each enjoyed a selection of 3 different types of savoury bites followed by 4 sweet options and 2 scones each. This was accompanied by a choice of a range of Teapigs teas. I went for ‘Chocolate Flake’ and ‘Up Beet’. Both were very flavoursome and enjoyable but the chocolate flake was my favourite and I’ll be looking out for it when I go shopping at home. All of the food was delicious but if I absolutely had to choose a favourite, the savoury would be the Pancetta & Porcini Éclair which was rich yet light, and the sweet would be the West Indies Dark Chocolate Tart because, y’know, chocolate!

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