Bernie goes down to get coffees, but soon we dress and head up to the Horizon Court (forget the dining room - too busy). It is early enough
Daniel serves us. He gets us our fresh squeezed orange juice - this drink package.
Back to the cabin to shower then to try and find a quiet place to sit and read. But that is difficult as the weather is overcast and very windy.
The International Cafe is packed! We last an hour then head to the Wheelhouse to read in a quieter spot.
One nice thing is the Wheelhouse has higher tables now that they have the Salty Dog Pub. These tables are a great place to use during the day for cards or games.
There are quite a few birders on board, we sit with two and learn about what they have spotted this trip.
Once again we try to go to the dining room for lunch. We thought going later might help. We check it out at 1:05 but there were over 50 people lined up. Oh well I guess the Horizon Court it is then.
The Horizon Court is crazy busy too -- seems to be a trent. Getting a table is hard too. But we manage to scoop one up just as someone leaves.
We both comment this ship feels so very crowded. Or more to the point, this sailing feels crowded. There are lots of large groups that have closed off venues for meetings. Lots of large family groups, and groups of friends travelling together.
This changes they dynamic for sure. Not in a bad way necessarily but it is different. Lots of tables or couches are filled with these groups meaning people sit and congregate for longer periods.
Also they closed the outside public spots and pools because of the high winds forcing people inside.
There is a game called gift of the gab in the Vista hosted by Ana. I meet up with Arlene and Tim and their sons and we have fun playing it and we even win.
I am back in the cabin. Bernie is sleeping so I read for a bit before I crash for an hour.