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Still a rockin’ Day 14

Still a rockin’ Day 14
The ship’s still a-rockin’ in the Pacific –I feel like I’m surfing, except when I am lying down, then it is a gentle rocking that puts me to sleep. AHHHHHHH…
The main dining room had their Brunch Spectacular – wonderful food, ice sculptures, carved fruit – it was really over the top!
The rest of the day I spent at the thalassotherapy spa pool –falling asleep in one of the lounge chairs after floating in the pool –allowing the waves of the ship move me like a dance partner. It was a really interesting experience to just float.
We finally entered the calm waters of the Chilean Fjords – what a difference! The water was like glass and there was no “up and down, side to side” movement of the ship (I no longer felt like a California surfer). So our third formal night was very nice. It was also Lobster and Baked Alaska night! Woohoo!
The evening show included performances (music and dance) from around the world. As I entered the theatre – a group of people yelled “Toronto”! I looked at the stage where there was a screen that was running a trivia game for “places in the world” and the question was “Where to you find Yonge Street?” I sat with my fellow Torontonians as we played the game –they decided I was pretty good because I was answering questions before the multiple choice options appeared. The show was really nice, featuring Bangkok, France, Italy, Ireland, Africa, USA and Russia.
The tango group hosted a milonga-type evening in the Constellation Bar. I thought it was good for people to see the difference between “show” tango and the club tango. While I did not get to dance with one of the professionals, my friend from Bulgaria asked if I did the tango, so I did get to dance. He then introduced me to his wife and one of two sons who were cruising together. After the tango hour, the bar did a “dancing through the decades – and every 20 minutes we celebrated “new year’s”. It was a cool way to get everyone dancing and just having a good time (I think there is video of me doing the jive, although I am not sure I will share it!).

Rockin’ and Rollin’ on Day 13

Rockin’ and Rollin’ on Day 13 through the Chilean Fjords and the Pacific Ocean
It was another lazy day to sit and read. I like this kind of day! We are now in Chilean waters, which mean the casino is closed (great news for me as I’m not a good gambler – as in I get bored AND I do not win). We were actually darting between islands – then heading out to the open sea. For some reason, I remembered that the reason the Pacific Ocean got its name because it was “calm.” Think again! I did not realize how rough it was – or how cool – until I walked across the main pool area and it was closed. The thalassotherapy pool was open – but the way the ship rocked, more water was on the deck than in the pool!
So I took a Salsa dance class which was great until they wanted everyone to partner up – and not having a partner made the rest of the class well … a bit lonely.
So, I took a nap and had a weird dream of an earthquake – I really felt the earth shaking – but I think it was only the stabilizers on the ship working overtime. At this point, we were in the open sea and it was rough. On my way to dinner, I ran into one of my favourite officers on the ship – he had just told someone where they could get some Dramamine. He asked how I was doing and I said “great – this feels like I’m surfing”. He said I must be the only guest on the ship feeling good – and he liked that – and asked if I was a California girl, which yes, I once was…
I really enjoyed dinner tonight: Pheasant Terrine, Lobster Ravioli, Argentinian steak and lava cake. After dinner, I was finally able to connect to the internet and post some updates – which I did while sitting at the martini bar drinking my own special drink, thanks to Marko. There was a lot of activity, as they were setting up for the “White Night” party – with entertainment all around the ship. Once everything was setup, in the main foyer, there was a Salsa band and Marko was “front and centre” showing is bartending “flair.” And I danced wherever I found a spot! At one point, 3 of the ship’s photographers were flashing pictures of me. The casino was also open, so my dinner friends went there and won over $160 on a penny slot machine. My other favourite bartender, Rowena, was working in the Martini bar and made my other favourite drink – so I was doing fine with the rockin’ on the ocean.
I decided to check out one of the other bars. They have a good house band that plays more “popular” music. Not as many people – and dancing alone was not quite as much fun – but I really did not care because I danced. But after a bit, I headed back to the main area on the ship and joined in with a group of people dancing with the Salsa band. One guy from Columbia danced with me – then a gentleman from Bulgaria came up and said that he was dancing with me next – because he liked how I danced. So I danced with him as a couple people videotaped it. I ended my night dancing with my new friends from Columbia.