As I am running so late, needless to say, a summary of two sea days/two relaxing days. Today, I lodged my written complaint regarding the effects of the passive smoking from next door, but the powers that be don’t seem to care two hoots. Although Princess are banning smoking in the cabins and on the balconies from Jan 12th, it doesn’t really help those who genuinely suffer so much NOW. Quite why they never ask on the paperwork whether or not people smoke, then set aside a rear section for them on each level is beyond me. They are scattered all over the place and there are certain sections of the ship you just have to avoid as best you can, but when they are right next door, or below or immediately above, the smoke gets everywhere.
When I checked at the front desk where our next cabin was, Sydney to Auckland, they had no trace of the booking! A frantic search of our paperwork and a return to the front desk with a booking number elicited a more positive response. We move from cabin 702 just two doors away to 706! Hopefully the smokers in 704 are getting off in Sydney. If they are not, I’ll probably be throwing someone overboard.
The last formal night of this leg and a nice meal before the production show “Ports of Call”. As good as always.
Of our table companions and even absent lobster loving ex table companions, it seems that most are serious about the 2013 cruise back on the Dawn Princess, Sydney to Venice and back to Sydney. That is going to be a popular trip judging by the local interest. Needless to say, I can’t see us missing out, but we’ll just have to wait and see. A lot of thinking to be done over the next three days regarding future travel plans.
The ship was moving about a bit on day 21, but it wasn’t uncomfortable.
We met Barb & Ken up on the outdoor putting course and it was good to get outside in clear air, but it was rather cool up there so we didn’t stay long. Paula didn’t win the jackpot at Bingo and our trivia score of 13/20 was fairly normal. Afterwards, and before dinner, we met once again in Ros and Arnold’s cabin to toast Colin on his birthday. He was the proud recipient of a belt with an MG buckle from us, so when stands alongside his MG TF, he’ll remember us!
Tomorrow, Sydney, and a sad farewell to our cruising buddies (until the next time of course – whenever that might be) and a fervent wish for non-smoking neighbours, so that we can enjoy clean air for the last 12 days of the trip so that my head clears. Way, way behind with the blog now, but who really cares? Hey, it is holiday time – for us anyway.