MSC Sinfonia – Day 10 – At Sea

28 Nov 07, Wednesday
Day 10 – At Sea

Day 2/6 in the Atlantic Crossing.

If you get there early enough, you might even get a treadmill. Then again, you might not.

Let us just leave this alone, shall we?

What else?


Would you believe that you can’t get a cup of coffee 24 hours a day? Or at least not early in the morning.

As far as the rest of the meals go – breakfast is about the best. You can have cereal or musli or eggs (scrambled) or dead animal. There is also both canned and fresh fruit.

And if you want to be served in a restaurant, well, you can have table cloths and napkins as well.

As far as lunch goes, there are salads, hot entrees and cold offerings. Again, restaurant or the buffet line on Deck 11.

Which only leaves dinner. Two seatings; two restaurants. There seems to be a theme each night which carries through the many course menu. In all fairness, the food looks fabulous. The plating is superb.

I should take pictures, most of it looks so beautiful. As far as the taste, there have been perhaps 2 good dinners since the start of the cruise. It is, in a word, horrible. The salads aren’t rinsed and drained, the soups are dull and lukewarm. The risottos are way too runny and the noodles are usually over cooked.

The entrees (non-vegetarian) seem all to come from previously frozen meat and fish. The vegetarian ones are a bit better, but sadly lacking in flavor.

The food is to cuisine what chow mein is to Chinese cooking.

On the bright side, the wait staff is good.


I am half way down the second sleeve on the Kauni.

Kauni Sleeve

Since the last set of pix of the Rivendell did not show up clearly, lets try that one again.

Audio Books

Sleeping with Fear by Kay Hooper
Lost and Found Sound by Noah Adams


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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