Day 2 Sunday 25th September : the Atlantic
After a cup of tea in our cabin, we went to try and sort out the Medallion Net app on Linda’s iPhone. The very helpful guy at the Oceanfront booth on Deck 7 took us through the settings. He then showed us how to swap the connection between different devices.
This blog describes the process:
After the note that we had received about days on the Atlantic with without Internet, I had decided not to take up the $120 offer to have more than one device connected at the same time.
To keep swapping simple I saved the ship’s Medallion Net URL on my home screen of all my devices including my laptop.
It was now far too late to eat breakfast in one of the restaurants, instead we went up to one of the buffets, the marketplace. This was not very busy and I had a breakfast of granola and fruit. Having a tea brought to us at our table was a nice surprise and it was a good cup too!
Our first walk of the day was on the outside of the Promenade Deck. We went after to the aft of the deck, but as another ships of this class, there was no way around. Walking forward we passed under the lifeboats until again our progress was stopped. The bow was roped off, perhaps due to the wind?
We then went up to Deck 18 and joined everyone else on the jogging track. On this deck it is seven times round to get to just 1 mile.
Afternoon the Atlantic
Back in our cabin, from the Internet, we saw images of the East Coast of Canada and all the damage that have been caused by Hurricane Fiona.
Lunch was in the Plaza at the International Café with hot turkey and hot beef sandwiches. I tried ordering a beer via the Medallion app. But after 20 minutes I went to the bar, there I discovered that the order had somehow been cancelled! As I was I was at the bar, I tried ordering a glass of Malbec, but there was still none available.
In the Plaza Mary Simon was playing. She sang a whole series of folk classics and we stayed for the whole set.
Then it was back to putting our walking boots back on and up on deck 17 again.
Our first evening at sea
Before our evening started we went to the Captain’s Circle in the Vista Lounge at 5 pm. We were introduced to the lady who was the ship’s bar manager. She explained that the Malbec had been delivered in Southampton, but it was not the correct brand listed on the bar tariffs. She said that she would look into making some of this Malbec becoming available in the Vista Lounge’s bar the next day.
After getting changed we had a relaxed dinner on a shared table before heading off to the theatre.
Dana Monique in the Theatre
The show in the theatre was a wonderful performance by Dana Monique. Excellent sound choices and a great delivery from her.
After the show we went to the Piazza and joined in the fun with music from the house band, Ocean Boulevard.
This was our first clock change of many.