|Jasper checks out some souvenirs|
After a quick dinner in the
Horizon Court we checked out the
Beattles’ trivia in Explorer with Matias – we sucked at that. Then came back for the Princess Pyramid Game,
we joined a couple Rudy and Mabel from San Francisco area and we had a good
time, both Bernie and I attempted to guess the answers, but once again we sucked.
|Matais - Deputy Cruise Director|
We are in bed early and we need it!
We awake and feel refreshed and ready to enjoy the day. We head to Amafi dining room for breakfast and have a lovely meal with a lady - Audrey. We get to meet Rui the new Maitre d’Hotel and of course Douw is there.
|Rui - Maitre d'hotel|
The sad news is that they don’t have the wine card on board this voyage. Apprently it is because there is no sommelier on board. Really I think, now all the times we have ever sailed we have never purchased wine from the sommelier, we have always purchased our wine directly from the very knowledgeable bar staff, waiters and head waiters. Oh well we were going to get it but we will pick up some wine in Catalina instead, Princess you are loosing sales here.
Our meet and greet is today and we are about 30 people it is nice to put names to a face. We have a bit of time to kill before arriving in Catalina at 1 pm so we wander around the stores (even buy a lovely Fossil watch) grab a latte and read a bit and chat up with a few passengers.
Catalina is a tender port and we head to the tender around 1:30 (one of the perks of elite is you get priority tendering). A short trip to shore and we are off like bandits. We stop at the information booth and find out where we can get information for a hike, they direct us to the
where we find out better
info on where to go. Catalina Conservatory
We walk past the golf course up the hill side thru the campground (follow signs to the botanical garden). At the end of the campground is a sign directing us to the trail with a warning of rattle snakes!
What I say! And I make Bernie lead the way. The hike took about 45 minutes to the lookout and what a view!
We feel great and so glad we decided to head out on this hike. We hike back down and stop for a meal at a great Mexican restaurant.
|love this -- a golf cart tow truck|
After the meal we wander down the street to find a grocery store to get some wine. We get six bottles (they even offer a 10% discount when you buy six).