The Cruise

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

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dawn Princess World Cruise 2010 - Thursday July 15, 2010

Day 55 Around Land’s End into the Irish Sea
Last night and all day today we sailed through extremely rough waters where the spray came up over our sixth deck window. Some people have been suffering from sea – sickness and others with mobility problems have found it too difficult to move around the ship and so have tended to stay in their cabins. All day the ship has seemed rather empty, but not so tonight when we returned to see a second
performance by the Beatles sound and look-alikes. By 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time for their performance, the Princess theatre was full with people even sitting on the stairs and in the aisles. Once again, the tribute to the Beatles was superb and brought everyone to their feet. Having been on the ship for 55 days we are becoming familiar with a few shipboard terms. We now know that bow means front, stern means back and head means toilet. If we didn’t know before, we certainly knew today that rolling is the side-to-side movement of the ship and pitching is the ship’s lengthwise up and down movement, while yaw is the motion of the ship from right to left in a swaying motion. The Binnacle is the housing for a magnetic compass, the gunwale is the lowest railing or ledge above the waterline. Boot top – A is the stripe of paint applied to the hull at the waterline, foc’sle is the forward part of the ship under the foredeck. (Barbara) Choir started again today for the US segment of the trip. We are just doing The American Trilogy as sung by Elvis Presley “Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton…” Not many men of my generation volunteer to sing in public so we are going to have a recruitment drive soon. (Bill)

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