|A path to the aqua blue bay.|
|Sunbathers and swimmers on the beach.|
With the number of people we're meeting, the over-the-top experiences we're adding to our repertoire of cruising adventures, and the sheer pleasure of spending this time together, we couldn't be having a better time.
|Boats at the beach.|
This morning we noticed an error or our account when charges for two drinks were listed US $17.00. Calling the guests services for an adjustment, we reached a roadblock when they explained the only way to resolve the issue was to go to deck 2 during certain hours.
|Passengers walking along the beach.|
Upon entered the private Diamond Club Lounge to prepare our post for the day, within minutes Jorge had the issue resolved. We expressed our gratitude for this prompt and seamless resolution.
|The each at Mystery Island, Vanuatu.|
Having control over my two daily meals, breakfast and dinner, can be a challenge. On this cruise we've had the fortunate opportunity to work with Belik, head waiter in the Sapphire Dining Room.
|Ship passenger out for a boat ride on a small sailboat.|
Over the past 24 hours I've entirely eliminated all dairy products including cheese which has been a staple in my way of eating over these past five and a half years.
|View from the ship as we sailed away from the Fijian islands.|
Belik has been so helpful as I work my way through figuring out what I can and can't eat. There's no doubt it's added more limitations to my way of eating but, he remains determined to ensure my food is satisfactory. I've never seen anything like this guy...except, of course, Tom, who puts up with me beyond my expectations.
|View of Fiji from the ship.|
Yesterday, we watched an wonderful movie, Collateral Beauty, well worth watching. Today, we'll head to the Palace Theatre for the 2016 movie, "Sully" which starts at 1:30 pm. As another sea day, it will be necessary to arrive at the theatre 45 minutes before showtime to ensure good seating.
|Our new Aussie friends, from left to right, Julie and Terry, Ray and Ulla and Tom and I. We're having a fabulous time with these two couples as we meet for happy hour and dinner most nights.|
A sense of contentment and serenity wafts through our minds as we continue on this leg of our journey. Thank you to all of our readers for sharing it with us!
Photo from one year ago today, May 2, 2016:
|The covered huts and cabana poolside at the villa in Bali, one year ago today. For more photos, please click here.|