July 27, 2015 -- At Sea
Another relaxing day at sea as we sailed towards Nagasaki in the south western side of the island. Again, there were many on board activities to keep the passengers occupied. It was a day of free time for everyone in our group.
After breakfast at Horizon Court, I went around the ship a little and took some pictures. Then we went to the port lecture for Nagasaki. The port lecture for Busan was in the afternoon that day.
The Atrium was always busy with music, performances, and games.
Time for the Treasure Hunt Draw at around noon. Didn't win anything though.
Always quiet here.
Lunch at Horizon Court, again. Not easy to find a table on this day.
Some people took the tables at the back of the ship.
After lunch, I took a nap in the cabin and then got up to do laundry. I really liked the way that you just swipe your cruise card to get detergent and tokens for the washer and dryer. Very easy to operate.
Later that afternoon we went to the Captain Circle Reception which we missed on the last leg. This was held in the theater.
There were so many people there that they did not serve any drinks but gave each of us a drink coupon instead.
I wonder why I do not have pictures of the captain or the officers. Oh, now I remember, the captain did not even show up for the reception. The whole thing was handled by the cruise director and the entertainment director then the singers performed a couple of songs and that was it.
At around 6 o'clock, there was an announcement through the PA system telling us that there would be an emergency medical helicopter evacuation at 8PM. The person needing medical attention could not wait til the next port. We were suppose to stay inside, close the curtains, and not to take pictures. We would be in the dining room by then, so it really did not affect us.
It's another formal night and they were serving the Audrey Hepburn menu again. Basically they repeated the same menu from the first week. I found that the choices of food was not that great on this cruise. Not only because of the Always available Japanese menu but also the three set menus that they served and encouraged people to take.
A plate of cookies to share.
After dinner in the MDR, we felt a trip up Horizon Court was in order. MOR was craving for some ramen.
Ramen station with the self-help toppings. We ended this day satisfied and happy.