Back to Sapphire Princess
After all the effort we stopped for a very expensive beer at the bar by the ship (nearly £17 for 2 pints of ice beer).
Once back on board it was time for a late lunch and we went to the International Cafe in the Atrium. I had a toasted mozzarella cheese and tomato roll plus my favourite Greek salad.
We were still having issues with our Internet connections on the ship at 4 pm I went up to the Internet cafe for a bit of support and help. It seems that the whole ship had been off the Internet so it wasn’t an issue with our phones. There was a face-to-face immigration meeting taking place for non-EU residents nearby. The queue went past the Internet cafe and out into the corridor.
Then I had the ships intercom calling for missing passengers as by now we were late leaving Oslo. After a few more calls the problem seemed to have been resolved and the ship cast off from Oslo at about 4:20 pm.
Sailing down the Oslo fjord
This evening was to be our last formal evening and later we were out on deck in the best watching the ship sailaway.
At 5 pm we all went to the Captain’s Circle cocktail party. I had checked earlier and Miles was OK to come as long as he had no alcohol!
We didn’t win the prize for the most nights on a cruise or any of the other raffle prizes. The evening was hosted by the ‘staff’ captain. On other cruise lines this position probably would called the deputy captain. Our captain was on the bridge as Sapphire Princess was now navigating down the Oslo fjord and through the busy shipping lanes.
After the party we went back out on deck and I watched as the ship made its way down the fjord. We were being followed by the Baltic ferry that have been docked just past us in Oslo.
Evening on board
We went to see the comedian and mind reader. He was a bit risque but his reads of the my members of the audience that he had out in front were absolutely spot on. Again a buzzer was needed for our dinner as the Anytime dining restaurants we are all very busy.
We were seated once again on a table for four. Our waiter was not a happy guy and was grumpy for the whole meal. As it was a gala night we had one of the special menus on offer. I started with prawn cocktail, then tomato soup and followed by beef Wellington. We had the chef’s parade with plastic replicas of Baked Alaska deserts that were paraded past all the tables!
The actual Baked Alaska when delivered to nearby tables was made from Neapolitan ice cream with a very thin soft meringue. Instead I chose to have one of the chocolate journey specials.
We went back outside after a meal and enjoyed the warm and sunshine and I watched another beautiful sunset.
And we had a change of clocks…