First day at sea
At Sea - New York - Bermuda Travel Blog› entry 3 of 13 › view all entries
My alarm went off at 7:00 and I was showered and on deck by 7:20. Grabbed buffet breakfast alone and, as I always do on days at sea, set up shop by the pool. Linda made it by about 9:30. We had to take a short break for Morning Prayer led by Earl in the Zodiac lounge at 11:00. Most of our folks were there but no one else since, in another exhibition of inefficiency, the people in guest services failed to put a notice of it in the daily paper even though they'd promised to do so. After church, we sat at the pool some more with Helen & Earl. As is normal, I spent the balance of the day at the pool. A major aggravation was that scores of people left their towels on their chairs even when they were gone for hours or for the day. The pool attendants made little attempt to free up apparently unused chairs so many people were left wanting even though many chairs were available.
Got done up in black tie, had drinks in the Rendezvous Lounge, and had our formal portrait taken. Helen and Earl joined us and we eventually made our way to the Captain's Reception and some terrible champagne. This time, dinner was excellent. The escargots were perhaps the best I've ever had and the duck à l'orange was quite good as well. After dinner, we ended up at the America's Cup Lounge and found Nila & Eunice. We left them still sitting there when we retired at 12:40.