Two days at sea has given us a lot of time to further explore the ship, meet new people, eat and drink. We lost two hours over the past 2 days so that we are on New Zealand 🇳🇿 time now. The ship is about—guessing here — 40% American, 50% Aussie and Kiwis, and 10% from everywhere else. About 90% of the people are retired.
They have a lot of activities on board, from cooking classes to trivia. Three sessions of trivia each day. There are 2 shows each night, but they haven’t been very good. They finally abandoned the FORMAL NIGHT requirement, where men must have a dinner jacket 🧥 and women dressed up. now have either SMART CASUAL or EVENING CHIC, where both options include designer jeans and do not require men to have blazers.
The temperature hovers along 60 for a high, 40 for lows. We have seen no rain ☔️ since boarding the ship.
The crew still seems quite happy 😃, our room steward I’d on his 7th tour on this ship. I guess that the company treats them well. We finally met up with our land tour couple from Long Island retired to New Jersey, Nathalie and Marvin. Lovely couple.
We put the seasick prevention patches on on Saturday night, just in case. The Tasman Sea 🌊 has a reputation of being bumpy.
Neil cleaned up at the casino on a bonus poker game, winning like $300 in about 20 minutes of play. 🎰
It has been a challenge to write this as I take all my pics on the iPhone and write on the iPad. The pics need to be uploaded into the cloud, then download onto the iPad, then imported into the blog post. Such a process! Better if you follow me on Instagram
Fiords are next!!