Monday, December 08, 2008

Emerald Princess, December 2008, Day 8

At sea, heading to Princess Cays, on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas

It's a sea day and a relaxed time to read and look at the sea go by. We had a room service breakfast. The sea was calm but the sky was mostly cloudy. The temperature is getting cooler as we head north.

At lunch we tried something new on the Emerald Princess -- a Pub Lunch. It was in the Wheelhouse Bar and had all the pub favorites: shepherds pie, bangers and mash, ploughman's lunch, fish and chips, mushy peas and of course Guinness Stout. Princess' pub lunch began on the new Ruby Princess last month and was so popular they are adding it, on sea days, to some of the other ships in the fleet. It was a big hit here today. The only jarring note was the very loud, electrified, combo playing the whole time. Maybe a piano player with some British music hall songs instead?

Tonight was formal night again and lots of well-dressed people having their pictures taken by official Princess photographers in every picturesque nook of the ship. We had a fancy dinner in Michalangelo's with Beef Wellington and lobster tails.

Cabin D505, hallwayWhen you first get on board the Emerald Princess you see lots of endless hallways. But you soon figure them out. This is the view looking toward the back of the ship from the door to our room, Cabin D505, on Dolphin Deck 9.

It's a mini-suite with balcony and we really loved the balcony.

Cabin D505, balcony

Here are some photos of the room right after Rod, the room steward made it up (and before we had a chance to mess it up). Rod is from the Philippines and was quiet, friendly and efficient -- an excellent steward.
Cabin D505, living room area

Cabin D505, sleeping area

Cabin D505, bathroom

Cabin D505, bathroom

1 comment:

Claire F Rich said...

My classroom number is 505. I just thought that was an interesting coincidence.