Tuesday, 20 November 2012
20.11.2012 - 20.11.2012
There's no sunrise to brighten the morning. The sky is totally overcast and the ocean is stirred up creating flecked white peaks. There has been some serious rain overnight and the upper decks are awash. There is also some gentle rocking motion as the ship is buffeted by the wind.
After our regular breakfast - still under 'full service' rules - we made our way to the Theatre for a morning of lectures and shows.
First up was Alan Dowty who provided a most interesting insight to the history of the Middle East conflict and the evolution from a war over land to one of religion and ideology.
Next up was advertised as the 'Star Chef's Cooking Competition'. A bit of fun based loosely on Iron Chef and Ready Steady Cook with a generous dash of slap-stick thrown in.
This was quickly followed by 'Millennium's Got Talent' where some of the ship's crew provided a number of acts and skits. Not as good as some we've seen but these crew shows are always funny and sometimes surprisingly skillful.
Next the stage was filled with crew members of every department to the thunderous applause of the capacity audience.
Lunch on Deck 10 and a very relaxed afternoon catching up on sleep. Another awesome dinner and then off to the Theatre to be entertained by the baby faced extremely talented Will Martin, a native of New Zealand recently working in London. An amazing range of songs, beautifully delivered and he looks like he's just out of his teens.
It has been confirmed that we will dock at Garden Island tomorrow morning - a far better alternative than lying at anchor and using tenders.