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October 3 & 4 Pacific Ocean; International Date Line

Oct 3 & 4 at sea, sailing the Pacific Ocean and crossing the International Date Line

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Today was another first for me! It was 2 days in one, as we crossed the International Date Line in the early evening! So we woke up on October 3rd and lived most of the day in October 3rd. After dinner we crossed the International Date line, so our date moved to October 4th. We went to bed on October 4th and when we wake up tomorrow it will be October 5th...all that in a 24 hour period. Imagine someone figuring that out many years ago?

Anyway October 3rd was a ‘routine’ at-sea day (really how can a day sailing in a beautiful cruise ship be routine?). We headed to the gym and walked the treadmill instead of the outdoor track because the wind was howling, the air was considerable cooler than the heat of the trip so far, and the seas were choppy, so we figured the indoors would be safer and more pleasant than the outdoors. We also did a little biking, considering this is supposed to be a ‘bike trip’!

We had a good brunch in the Ocean View Cafeteria; again, so many choices of food, buffet style, and really tasty. Topped off with a cappuccino, it was a great start to the day.
I popped into the theatre to hear a bit of a lecture by Cathy Ace on “Private Eyes”. She gave a history of television shows on Private Eyes. It was informative, but didn’t really capture my interest much so I only stayed for part of it.

Much of the afternoon was spent reading and relaxing until 3:30 when we went to the theatre to see Rocket Man, the Elton John Story. It was a great movie!

Dinner was a “Chic Night”, which means a ‘dress up’ evening, so we cleaned up and went to dinner in the BLU Restaurant. We have been sitting in the same area most evenings, so have come to know our waiter, assistant waiter and our wine sommelier. They are so much fun and we have a great time with them.

Wine Sommelier:

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Waiters:

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Amazing dessert:

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After dinner we headed back to the theatre for the evening show by the Celebrity Cast, called ROCK, which was very good. These young cast members are very talented singers and dancers. They are chosen from thousands of applicants from around the world, so you now they are the best! The show featured some of the best rock songs, along with a choreographed show.

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And then we headed to the Martini Bar because they were featuring a ‘martini show’! This is an amazing feat where several martinis are poured at the same time. Tonight this featured some of the officers doing the pouring and was quite a spectacular feat! Afterwards we were chatting with one of the officers; she said she had been with Celebrity for 19 years and this was the first time she had ever done that! Quite fun!!

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The countertop on the Martini Bar is frozen, and covered with a layer of ice! It’s like this on all of the Celebrity Ships. When people sit at the bar they tend to scratch things into the ice on the counter, making words or symbols as they sip and chat. This has become my ‘signature’ ice carving, made with the bottom of my wine glass. I call him ‘bug eyes’... haha!

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At this time we were crossing the International Date Line, and quickly moved into another day, for a few hours! Then we returned to our cabin, the end of another terrific day at sea, sailing the Pacific! Well, technically it was 2 days at sea!
And that’s a wrap, more to come...Carol on the go!

Posted by carolonthego 11:59

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