Friday, 28 February 2014

The Last Dance.

Despite the change of plan for “Oriana” on this cruise we’ve had a splendid fortnight – the entertainment has been first class, the food likewise, the service very good and the company we’ve kept has been a real hoot.P1010958

We’re not too prone to taking photographs of our food but this shows how much we can look forward to what’s coming next during dinner.


Thursday evening was the last opportunity for Doug to enjoy his dancing and who could be more appropriate to have the last dance with but the lovely Deborah, the very hard working and enthusiastic teacher on this cruise (with her husband Gordon). 


When we woke this morning we were surrounded by a number of large car carrying vessels off loading Japanese vehicles of all descriptions.  This pic, from almost the highest point on “Oriana”.


At the stern of “Oriana” there’s a lot of activity by “Subsea Global” at the moment – specialists in rapid underwater ship repairs!  Hopefully, with all their heavy duty welding kit, air lines, ropes and Scuba gear that they’ve neatly displayed on the quayside, they’ll soon have the ship back to full working order and ready for the start of her next voyage this week end.

Well’ it’s nearly time to pack the suitcases, after which we have one more dinner and some entertainment to enjoy this evening before disembarking Saturday morning.


  1. Welcome home! Glad you had a great time.. I thought you might enjoy the Headliners this troupe were excellent.

    1. Thanks Sue, we had an amazing time as usual, back home now and both woke up with colds on board this morning! The Al fresco cafe was great thanks for that we often had breakfast there after you said, and we use the spa most days on all the ships. Hope to see you in 2014. xx