The town hall piers
The rain and eased a little giving me the excuse to pause by the statue of the silver diver for yet another picture.
Back onboard Explorer
We joined the throng of people in the cruise terminal shop. There must be free Wi-Fi as outside there were passengers and crew all on their mobile devices. Everything in the shop seemed to be more expensive than usual as I looked for a down jacket for later in the year.
Once on board we went to the Royal Parade cafe and had a couple of slices of pizza washed down with beer (our second lunch).
Back in our cabin we watched the road below the docked ship.
Above us in the castle grounds re-enacters were putting on a show for visitors braving the rain.
below us there was a red people mover that was making circuits of Oslo in the rain.
For the record these are the available sockets in the cabin. Putting UK plus in US plug converter made only one socket available. The shaver sockets in the bathroom were rather high up!
Bar on Deck 14
In the late afternoon we joined our friends in the bar on Deck 14 that had a panoramic views looking forward.
I ordered a Malbec and this wine tasted completely different to the wine I had had previously and not in a good way. Next to the bar was a room partitioned off with a key protected door that was labelled for Diamond club members. As the afternoon progressed we watched more and more passengers enter. Some left with food piled high on plates with multiple drinks in their other hand.
Our relaxing drink was rudely interrupted as we were asked to leave the bar area as where we where we were all sitting was reserved for Diamond club members after 5 pm. This was a first for us being excluded from part of a ship. As the cruise progressed we discovered that this would not be the last time.
As we left the bar I picked up another Malbec at the bar and asked about the difference between the ones in this bar and the other bars. This bar only had the cheap Malbec served from white label bottles as opposed to the other wine which was served in a bottle with a black label.