|Stern Exercise Machines|
|Exact view of sitting in the exercise machine and what you see - INCREDIBLE|
When we have breakfast up in the Marketplace (Deck 11) in the back of the ship, this is the stern area.
Tonight was the second formal night of the cruise. So, we got all dolled up again.
As a formal night, the dinners are always over the top. Note - you may find it interesting, but Crystal does not repeat menus. On more traditional cruise lines, they usually repeat their menus about every 14 days. Anyway, our dinner tonight was in The Waterside. We both had Smoked Wagyu Beef Crudo with Mashed Potatoes, Horseradish Cream for our first appetizer. As you can see, it was served in a small sealed jar. Opening it and you were inundated by the smoky smell. It was incredible, maybe the best appetizer we've ever had.
For our second course Julie had Poached Lobster Medallion with Black Pepper-Vanilla Crème Fraîche and Chilled Melon Soup, while Bob had an appetizer portion of Penne Pasta "Puttanesca" with Anchovies, Capers, Tomatoes, Black Olives, Chili Flakes and Italian Parsley.
Finally, we both enjoyed the same entree, Chateaubriand (Pink Roasted Beef Tenderloin) with Glazed Vegetable Medley and Dauphine Potatoes with Sauce Bordelaise. And for dessert we both had Vanilla Creme Brulee.
|Dining room view from one of the serving stations|
|More dining room shots|
|Starlight Club with dancing at the Crystal Society Party|
The featured performer tonight was Anna Fegi-Brown, a Sony/BMG recording artist from the Philippines. Her husband is her musical Director and served as the drummer with the Crystal Showband. Anna’s voice is incredible and she is very personable. She sang covers of Donna Summer, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. What more could you ask for? It was a terrific show.
Data for TodayMorning Exercise: 4.2 miles, Exercise Machines: Yes (5:45am start time)
Weather: 72 degrees and partly cloudy skies
Seas: About the same as yesterday, nice with following seas
Breakfast: Marketplace, Omelet from Lucky plus fresh fruit, Ate outside
- Dr Khalid Sheikh - “Emotions”
- Dr Robert Freedman - “The Israeli Parliamentary Elections of 2019 and Their Impact on the Middle East”
- Dr Richard Turnbull - "A Micronesia Primer”
Fun Trivia Question: What is the second most widely known, world-wide, company logo behind the Christian Cross?
Lunch: Marketplace, Salad, ate inside
Movie: "Abominable" (animated from Dream Works) - it was ok. Crystal repeats the previous evening’s movie in the afternoon of the next day. So, there are two opportunities to see each movie.
Dinner: Marketplace (see food porn)
Trivia Answer: Coca-cola
Daily steps: 16,883
Daily miles: 7.4