July 4, 2018 – day 6, lunch and more ship info
We never went hungry, despite the title of this post. And, we never had to battle for our food. We did wait in a buffet line for breakfast and dinner, but with only 48 passengers on board, the line didn’t take long. Plus it was a good time to socialize.
First, a few more photos of the ship. This is the lounge on Deck 3. This is where we met for Naturalist Talks and other briefings. By the end of the trip, there were lots of card games taking place.
Lou navigates the stairs from Deck 3 – to Deck 2 (where all the staterooms are located) -to Deck 1 (reception, ship’s store, life jackets, and dining room). This wasn’t his (or my) favorite part of the trip, but he did really well and figured it made up for missing physical therapy. He used his cane as a precaution, but was quite good at navigating without it.
Oscar was the Hospitality Manager, and he took care of all the customer questions and details. He also gave us each a password for one device, but the internet was very very slow. This made it possible to check emails, but provided a barrier to some people spending too much time thinking about work!
The ship’s store had a surprisingly good selection of stuff you might need, as well as souvenier clothing, jewelry, and artwork.
Life jackets were stored by the door we generally used to board the Pangas. The crew was strict about safety protocols, and life jackets were a must. The ship also provided walking sticks.
Now to the good stuff. Food. The feature for today’s lunch was grouper. It was apparently very good (I tend to avoid food that looks back at me). As usual, lots of desserts, and many optional selections. The fried chicken was tasty, and the rice and beans hit the spot.
Disclaimer: these desserts were arranged strictly for the photo, and were certainly not consumed by one person!
As you can see, we never went hungry! After this feast, we had only a short downtime, as there were two more activities scheduled for the afternoon.
Click HERE to see the afternoon’s adventure.