Up front – it was overcast, so no chance for star viewing, much less Northern Lights.
Otherwise, this was the sea day before Reykjavik. Once again I studiously ignored avoided dealing with my hard drive as well as most sources of food. This, as you might well have guessed is a typical ship. Wait an hour or two and there will be another opportunity to be served food. Should you not be able to wait – there is room service.
The food list – early risers coffee and pastries, breakfast, late risers breakfast, bullion, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, late night snack. Does that sound like enough food or what?
Please note – the bar staff makes regular rounds so that passengers don’t have to leave their comfortable lounge seats to obtain beverages. The fruit basket in the cabin is refreshed regularly and mini-Ritter Sports appear on the pillow nightly.
I am hearing the usual complaints about weight gain from my fellow passengers which may make sense when you remember that this is a 23 day cruise (or is it 24? I forget). I haven’t gained anything and it doesn’t appear that George has either. The food is good fare, with solid German spices, herbs and flavoring. That is right – the big four! Salt, pepper, parsley and onion. If you are really lucky, the occasional garlic clove may pass over a dish. The crew does have chill sauce available for one of the stir frys; I was the only one all day who asked for any plus went back to have more added.
I spent most of the day working on a fairly large size cross stitch and skipped all of the shows.