Our last evening on the North Atlantic
This evening we tried the Half Moon as it looked to have a shorter queue. We were on a table for six and had a lively evening’s conversation. We heard about the visitor to a cabin who sheepishly asked if he could retrieve his wife’s knickers off the balcony that had blown off a chair from the deck above.
I had the Caesar salad, a strawberry sorbet, chicken bits and chips plus extra vegetables (not a great meal) and ended with New York cheesecake.
From this restaurant on Deck 6 it was a quick walk through the Casino to the theatre. This evening we went straight to the box at the side of the stage to wait for the performance.
The joint show in the Theatre
This evening the entertainers from the previous evenings, each gave a short performance. This gave us the opportunity to see the classical pianist that we had missed a few evenings earlier followed be the opera singer who is travelling on board and then Susan Wilding.
The pianist with hair!
The soprano Shelley Rivers.
The ship was now moving around a lot more than previously are back in our cabin the ship’s movements seemed to be amplified. This was our evening of putting the clocks back by only 30 minutes ready for our visit to St John’s.
From the Cruise Log
At Sea – Wednesday 18th September 2019
On the final day of her westbound Trans-Atlantic crossing, Sapphire Princess sailed the final legs of her Great Circle route, steering an easterly course of 263° throughout much of the day at an average speed of 17 knots or 19.5 mph.
Today she passed north of the Flemish Cap, a large underwater plateau where depths are relatively shallow at only 122 metres or 400 feet. The Cap covers a total area of over 12,000 square miles, and marks an underwater boundary between the colder Labrador Currents to the North and the warmer Gulf Stream from the South. Due to this, the Cap generates a characteristic clockwise current. Sapphire Princess was fortunate to experience generally improved meteorological conditions compared with the previous day, with visibility moderate to good and no precipitation.
Latitude: 48° 14.1′ N • Longitude: 045° 44.2’W
Wind: W Strong NWly breeze, Force 6
Sky: Overcast skies
Seas: Moderate Seas + Short Low NNW’ly swell
Pressure: 999 hPa
Air Temperature: 12°C/54°F
Next day – Our first port of call – St John’s, Newfoundland