Back on Azura
We skipped having beers at the bar outside the cruise terminal and headed off past all the shops. It was late in the day and most of the shops were closing or had already closed. Boarding the ship meant walking past the forward gangplank and then going into the warehouse at the side of the ship.
Returning passengers were asked to join the queue for security along with the new passengers. We could see other new passengers being checked in at the opposite side of the warehouse.
Once on the quayside we were asked to board on Deck 4. The new passengers were being directed up to Deck 5 for their welcome. Once in the cabin it was time to start packing.
Azura’s restaurants were ‘all any time dining’ as the ship now had at least 50% new passengers. We could have had our table in the Oriental for one last evening but instead we had arranged to meet our table companions at the Glasshouse for an meal. Linda and I shared a selection of small plates as our starter accompanied by a bottle of Black Shiraz.
Our table companions were one of the P&O ‘Farewell to Barbados excursions’. This had been booked before they had joined the ship. Our tickets for a similar tour had been waiting for us in our cabin on the first day. Their tickets had yet to arrive even though we were now at the end of the cruise.
In between the courses we persuaded them to make a quick trip to Reception to chase up their tickets. Once there the Excursion Manager was called and he promised that replacement tickets would be delivered by the end of the meal to their room.
I had a surf and turf again for my main course.
Once back in the cabin we finished packing and put both our suitcases out in the corridor.
Day 17 : Last day and flying home