The Cruise

World cruise on the Dawn Princess starting in Sydney on May 21, 2010 and sailing west around the world for 104 days.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dawn Princess World Cruise 2010 - Monday July 12, 2010

Day 52 In the wake of The Spanish Armada
This is a significant day in our journey since it is the half-way point. I am watching the screen at the moment that shows the ship close to the coast of France and the English islands of Guernsey and Jersey (why were our jumpers/pullovers called by these names?) Nothing happens by accident on board this ship. 1000 passengers will be getting off in 2 days in Southampton. Princess Cruises go out of their way to make the last few days memorable for these people. There was a spectacular menu prepared for both lunch and dinner. The desert buffet at lunch was a work of art. “How do they do it?”, I asked a fellow passenger. “They work all through the night”, I was told. See photos for no description can do it justice. The main chef has prepared these deserts for heads of state throughout the world. Tonight was a formal affair for dinner. We have a table for ten but the only people who dress for dinner are ourselves and the Walpoles so we have always been a foursome on a large table. Tonight was Lobster and Bomb Alaska with singing included. Afterwards, we had a great tribute show to The Supremes and Motown. I watched the movie “Elizabeth – The Golden Years” this afternoon. We are sailing the same route taken by the Spanish Armada to England as depicted in this movie. As I said, nothing happens by chance on this ship. Yesterday, the Marx Brothers movie “A Night at the Opera” was on TV. One of the most memorable scenes takes place in a cabin on an ocean liner! (Bill)

1 comment:

  1. sounds like your having fun, half way done already that carrot cake was really cooooooool
    we are at makay today finishing off our holidays but to school soon!
    hope your having fun
    love Maya