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Day 9

At Sea

IMG_0244.jpgIMG_0251.jpgIMG_0264.jpgThis is our first day where we do not dock at a port. We are at sea all day. We slept in and had a late breakfast. We then toured the upper decks of the ship we had previously not visited, all the way up to deck 19 where we had a game of mini golf.
I haven’t mentioned much about our ship, the Royal Princess to date. It is just one year old and everything is still very new. It has 15 decks accessible to passengers. It isn’t as easy to get around as some other ships as they have 3 sets of lifts but only 2 sets of stairs, one at each end. If you are in the middle, as we are you tend to have to wait for a lift each time you need to change decks.
The sun shone for most of the day with no rain and it was warm in the sun although it probably didn’t reach 20 degrees. It was warm enough however to bring out the swimsuits and many people were in the pools and the spas.
After lunch we watched a Bon Jovi concert on the big outdoor screen. The seas have been remarkably calm this whole trip, and today was no exception. We could be inside Sydney harbour it is so calm today.
We attended the captain’s loyalty program event in the late afternoon and were entertained by the ship’s vocalists and a few short speeches. They drew some prizes but alas we didn’t get one. Tonight is a formal night and I am suited up and Darlene is looking lovely in her formal dress.
After dinner we enjoyed the singing and dancing show based around soul music. Then it was a brisk walk to the other end of the ship for the 50s theme with a live band. They were terrific. Tomorrow we are again in port in Tallinn, Estonia.

Posted by IanDarleneUK 22:45

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