While I love to visit the exotic ports on a cruise, I enjoy the days at sea almost more. I suppose that is why I am on a cruise that will spent eight days at sea with no port stops as we cross the Atlantic. Today we slept in, had a leisurely breakfast, then an espresso in the coffee bar. We walked the deck, worked out for an hour in the gym, and drowsed by the pool with a book.
This evening dress was formal for dinner, and most guests were nicely turned out, although this is a much less formal ship than the Cunard line, for example. The captain had a champagne reception before dinner. He is from Eindhoven, a town in Holland that we know well.