Thursday, 19 March 2015
19.03.2015 - 19.03.2015
Started the day photographing the sunrise. Massive clouds blanketed the horizon and overhead there were layers of different cloud types. Because the sun didn't rise until 07:24, I had a late breakfast and arrived in the cabin just as Jenny was getting ready to visit the medical centre for another check-out. I went off to the Theatre for the Destination Lecture for LA. It provided me with some ideas of what to do next time we visit on the Coral Princess in seven months time.
Caught up with Jenny and the news from the doctor is not great, she needs some IV treatment and has three sessions booked with a nebuliser. These treatments should have her sorted out by the time we arrive in LA. At this stage it looks like she'll be healthy enough for us to continue as planned.
Met up with some of the people from the morning coffee group for a lunch in the Da Vinci dining room. It was most enjoyable and the dishes I chose were excellent. Afterwards Jenny and I attended a talk by the Third Officer and the Staff Engineer who provided descriptions of their departments and afterwards answered questions from the audience.
Back in the cabin to prepare for the last 'dress up' for the cruise. Off to diner with lobster tails on the menu. Don and Mary were there but many of the tables remained unoccupied. We decided to skip the 'production show' as we've seen it recently. Back to the cabin to write this up and wait for for Jenny's medical appointment at 21:00. Jenny's back with a nebuliser to help her breathing overnight. She has another appointment for tomorrow morning.
Clocks go back an hour overnight and we start the last full day aboard. We'll have to start packing tomorrow for disembarkation on Saturday.
Have just received our disembarkation documentation and they've ignored our requested time again. I'd asked for a 09:00 time slot and they've allocated us an immigration interview at 09:45 after which we'd have to wait our turn to leave the ship. I, along with a long line of other disgruntled passengers approached the Customer Services desk to be told that their only solution is for us to do a "Walk Off" with our own luggage. This is NOT a happy way to end the cruise.
If you want to look at what I've been up to you can view my latest photo by following this link to the image for Today
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony