Day 14 Saturday 6th July: North Sea
I looked out of the balcony at about 6 am and the North Sea was covered in mist.
After a much longer stay in bed and a couple of drinks of tea we just made it to the buffet on Deck 3 before it closed at 10 am. The American bacon had just been refreshed so I treated myself to several full-size rashers rather than the usual crumbs to go with my scrambled eggs and mushrooms.
There was the ‘last’ sale of the cruise in Deck 5 of the Sapphire restaurant.I looked at the T-shirts in particular but none were in a size that might have fitted me now or in the future. After a walk on Deck 4 I went back to the cabin to watch the North Sea pass by.
Lunch was a civilised affair in the Sapphire on Deck 3 where we were joined by another couple. We listened fascinated as they told us about their cruises. They had crossed the Pacific calling at small islands with an even smaller the population to ones that were even uninhabited. After hearing about their visit to the Galapagos Islands their descriptions only reinforced its position on our joint bucket list.
Back in our cabin we managed to watch ‘A star is born’ just as it started on Channel 41. Again the film didn’t have subtitles but had been edited to remove all the letter swear words.
Back down on the Royal Promenade we joined our friends to watch the match hyped parade. Enough said when you look at these images.
The comedian Josh Daniels was scheduled for a late night show. Instead we watched his early performance on the ships A/V system rather than stay out late for our last night. We had to put out our suitcases early before we went for drinks and dinner.
After pre-dinner drinks we all went down to the restaurant. I started with gravelax, then I ordered a steak and asked for a side order of one of the other, tiger prawns. My side plate of tiger prawns was enormous much larger than my table companions order for their main. Earlier I had watched others on the table order the desert that was always on the menu, the cheesecake, and again it was a large slice and it was delicious.
Our suitcases were still in the corridor outside our room when we went back at 9:30 pm for our last sleep on the ship.