The first two bars were either in the shade or closed and we went into the third down the row for our drink.
The service was slow but we enjoyed waiting in the warm just watching. We eventually our beers came. We gave the food a miss.
The Sjofartsmonumenet monument stands above the Plaza and I played around with my iPhone software for this picture while we waited.
Almost 30 minutes later our bill came and so eventually we could leave.
I wanted to go up to the Valberg Tower for the view over Stavanger. On one of the walls as we walked up the path was this superb mural.
Up at the tower I walked around taking in the views of Stavanger.
On the way down to the ship I looked up and saw this on the side of the building.
We walked around the dock.
We stopped in one of the duty-free shops to check out the clothes for cold weather. This was as we have a number of upcoming cold weather trips. We both found down jackets to buy in there.
Back on Explorer
Once back on board we headed for the VAT return desk that was positioned in one of the RCI customer service desks.
At the desk, the guy in front of us was complaining about a problem in his suite that had not been resolved. The Norwegian lady tried to explain that she was there for VAT returns. His retort was “why are you at this Platinum Member desk then?” and he stomped away.
Our VAT return was paid in US dollars as the lady was unable to get Internet access so deep within the ship to give refunds on the credit cards.
Up on the Royal Promenade we picked up (by now our usual) pizza slices and sat outside the Tavern to wash them down with a beer.
I managed to get a Grolsch for the first time on the whole cruise. The bar steward explained that this was the last that he’d have until tomorrow as each bar was limited as to how much stock they carried each day and there was no re-stocking.
On the next table to us the rude passenger from the suite was unloading about going to the Platinum Desk and not being able to complain as some Norwegian woman was there rather than RCI crew.
While we listened he explained that his ‘deal’ for a suite ‘only’ gave him three complimentary drinks a day and that he would wait until later for a drink rather than have one with his friends now.
After a late lunch we went back to our cabin and watched “Green Book” on channel 41. Thankfully without any subtitles.
I started my dinner that evening with a gourmet meatball (yes, just the one meatball), then prime ribs with a Yorkshire pudding (and some of the extra vegetables ordered for the table) and I finished off with a strange but nice version of Eton Mess.
Back in our cabin we found the details of our disembarkation and we were surprised that we were scheduled to leave at 7:30 am! Royal Caribbean definitely want their guests to leave early…