Monday, December 01, 2008

Emerald Princess, December 2008, Day 1

At sea, heading for Aruba

The sea was quite bumpy overnight and when we got up the sky was dark and gray. By mid-morning the sea was calm and by noon it was sunny and getting warmer on deck.

Breakfast in the Horizon Court Buffet was packed but the excellent smoked salmon with all the fixings made up for the crowds. We were still tired from the long drive and the excitement of embarkation so we read books, slowly explored the ship and had room service lunch in our cabin.

The room service menu is limited but it has everything you need (and there is no extra charge). It has sandwiches (hot and cold), salads, desserts, coffee, tea, milk and the famed Princess Cruises' fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. Then we napped.

Dinner again was in the Michalangelo Dining Room. During dinner Jack spoke with the Maître d' and made a reservation for the Chef's Table Dinner on Thursday. This is a new feature and sounds like a major production. Details later.

Early to bed -- all this sea air is very relaxing.

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