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Sea Princess Sea Day 7 - 05/20/19

24 May 2019 | Timor Sea
Up after 8. We slept well. It's nice and quiet here, so we are able to sleep well. Our bed is very comfortable. The only issue is that at times, if I am too close to my edge of the bed, it feels like I could fall off the edge. We got dressed and Mark selected Deck 14 for breakfast. I had yogurt and two fried eggs with some rice and bacon. All tasty. Mark had an omelet with ham and hash browns. It was around 9 am and the Lido deck was full of passengers eating their breakfast. Everyone must have slept in today. After breakfast, we headed back to our cabin. Brushed our teeth and picked up our sunglasses and hats and headed up. Walked around the deck some. Then shot some baskets. It was much hotter and more humid this morning, so we were sweating by the time we gave up. Walked inside to the atrium where they had a sale on World Cruising gear. I bought 2 t-shirts. Mark didn't want any. Mark went to the Navigation in Ancient Oceana lecture. It was all about how the ships navigated before sextants were invented. I went to the gym and walked around 2 miles. We came back to the room. Then Mark headed to the Astronomy get-together. Mark was the only person attending with Donna, the Astronomer. I watched some tv. Then headed up to Deck 12 for lunch, on my own, for the first time. I joined Paul, who was by himself. Had a good chat. Then he headed to the Olympics get-together. I headed to the Corniche Cafe for a card game. Teamed up with Jim, Ross and one other guy and played 500. We did well. Our games ended by 3 pm. Mark also attended the Captain Cook Part 2 documentary. He caught up with me as I was walking to our Ryder Cup get-together just in front of the Princess theater. Two people, one was Paul, got a hole in one. I may have beaten Mark by one stroke. Neither of us did well. I hit the ball too hard. It was entertaining. Then we headed back to the cabin. We changed into our swimsuits and headed to the back of the ship. Joined two people in the hot tub, from Brisbane, and had a very nice conversation. The heat made me sweat. We left the hot tub and joined many others in the cold pool. Thankfully, it cooled me off. We dried off and walked back to our cabin. Showered and got dressed for dinner. Got to our table on time, but both other couples were already seated. They changed the seating arrangement, which was nice. Everyone got time to talk during our dinner time together. I had some tofu, noodles and veggies dish, while Mark enjoyed the beef, noodles and veggies dish. We each had a dessert and Mark had some coffee. We got our waiter to take a picture of our table. We walked down to the casino and played a penny machine. Mark got his money back. I made $5 which made me happy. We walked up to the Princess Theater, after stopping along the way to listen to some of the other entertainers. We sat in the front row. Spoke to the couple that we sat next to. They were from Brisbane. They are also getting off in England. Then doing a home exchange with two different places, one being France. That's such a great idea for a vacation. The entertain was Andy Joy. There were 6 or 7 orchestra members joining him. He played the flute, piano, clarinet and accordion. He sang and got the audience to also sing with him, many familiar songs. Enjoyed the show. Then waited for the crowds to empty out before we headed up and out. Mark wanted to get a drink on Deck 14, plus some dessert. We had noticed earlier that they were doing an Asian theme, together with lots of decorations including an ice sculpture. There were plenty of passengers enjoying their meal or dessert. Walked back to our cabin. We checked out our balcony view and there was nothing on the horizon. The full moon was up but behind clouds. It would not be a good star night with all that light. The air was still hot. Thankfully, we have plenty of cool air in our cabin. Watching tv and relaxing in our cabin for a change. The movie under the stars was not something we wanted to watch. Mark missed out on his popcorn tonight. Thanks for your messages. Good to hear from you. We were talking about getting some wifi while on board. Our dinner mates said the coverage was very slow and expensive. Not sure what we will do. If we get some wifi, we could download the blogs that we have created each day on this Sea Prince World Cruise!
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Nov 2017 trip south from Jacksonville
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Created 23 August 2018
Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 7 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015