We had one last full day at sea, as we were headed for Tauranga along the northeastern coast of New Zealand. The big event on the ship for this day was a magnificent brunch. The food and ice sculptures filled the middle section of the dining room. What a sight! The variety of food and the fancy presentations...unbelievable! And DELICIOUS!
|Ice sculptures of kangaroos and koala bear|
|Chocolate fountain, anyone?|
|Loved these Native American Chief sculptures.|
I sat down to eat at a table with 3 gals from Canada and 3 gals from Russia. The Canadians were so kind and so fun to visit with. The Russian women spoke very little English, but showed us some pictures on their iPad and communicated a bit about their travels and families with us. This whole adventure on the ship was so international.
Later, in the afternoon, I attended a lecture given by the ship's Captain, and he explained all the coordination involved in planning and executing a cruise. Next, I went to another lecture in the theater given by Milo, and he talked about the night sky. The program that followed that was an interview with the Solstice performers: they talked about auditioning for the job, rehearsing, performing, etc. It is all hard work, very demanding both mentally and physically.
I went out by the pool to listened to the last 20 minutes of a show by Sol Provider, one of my favorite groups that entertained on the ship.
|Greg, me, and Janet dressed for our last formal night.|