By Pete Grant with the help from Lynda, Bobbi, and Dave
The Transatlantic Cruise
Days 1-10 - all at sea.
On the previous day, the only photo of our ship, The Navigator of The Seas,
we were able to get was a view of the back end as the port facilities had
the rest of the ship hidden behind their buildings.
On our first sea day, rock climbing was the top item on our agenda.
We wanted Bobbi to at least give it a try - and wow - did she ever surprise
us! She made it to the top on her first attempt! She climbed all the
way to the top, stopping at the halfway point
only because of a bit of nervousness about
the equipment safety (a.k.a. fear of heights :) ).
Our favorite pastime was drinking wine. Most of the time we
took advantage of our Diamond Plus status benefits, one of which
was daily free wine from 5:30PM to 8:00PM. That's right, free --
and all you can drink! Wow!
We attended a daily class on Italian language. Our teacher, Elena, was excellent.
She was so good that us students got together and presented her a very nice and
well deserved gift.
And then, it was time for lunch.
Another game we played on the ship was a Poker Run.
It involved getting a poker playing card in an envelope at
each of the five bars we were to visit. At the end, the envelopes
were opened for one player at a time and whoever got the winning
poker hand, received a prize of $250. I believe.
We decided to try out roller skating. It turned out
to be more difficult than expected due to both wind
and boat rocking. But we survived - and without a single fall.
Next, we jumped on the climbing wall once again.
We also played miniature golf on the windy - and rocking - sea.
The game was a part of our group meeting with the friends we had met
at the pre-cruise party. Here are
some photos of our participation in the event.