We relax in bed and we both head up to Horizon Court for a small meal as we know we have our Most Travelled Luncheon today and it is always good and lots of food.
For the Luncheon we are number 11 of the most travelled. We get the pic with the Captain and head to our seat. For today’s luncheon we are sat at a table that is meant for 6 people but there are 8 of us! We are squished in. Bernie pushes his seat out and sits away from the table as there is no way he can push his chair up to the table because of the arms. I am sitting beside the Chief Engineer Michele from Italy but he is squished in too. And he basically has an obstacle course to go over to get to his seat. Not sure what happened but boy it was not comfortable.
Because I am not feeling 100% I opt for no wine and stick with water. The appetizer was a lovely seafood dish, and I had the halibut for my entrée. Dessert was little cakes and then bon bons with tea/coffee.
Overall it was a nice luncheon but not comfortable. Two women at our table barely said a word even though we tried to ask them questions and get them talking but gave up. But this experience today reconfirms why I prefer the cocktail party with great finger foods over the luncheon any day.
We spend the afternoon relaxing by reading, doing Suduko, saying goodbye to so many of our new friends and crew. We meet up with Mark the naturalist and then Alberto to share some of the pictures I took with them.
Bernie does the packing – I learned from another friend’s blog that it is much safer for only one person to do the packing. I have taken her advice and since Bernie is certainly capable of packing and we are only taking a bus home and no flight I appreciate him taking care of it.
For dinner we are heading to the Savoy again to dine with Peter. We have a lovely dinner with him and then we head to the Wheelhouse for after dinner drinks. We are in bed just after midnight.
Another great voyage has come to an end. Even though this was a last minute trip and was planned to surprise our Peter for his birthday it ended up being a great vacation. We saw lots of great places, especially enjoyed all the hikes. It was truly lovely to see so many friends on board and to meet so many new people too.
I asked Bernie on the last day if he would be open to doing another Alaskan cruise like this and he quickly responded “yes, but I prefer warm weather cruises”. So who knows we may sail to Alaska again.