Seems I can’t count or remember where I was, this is a second post for Day 6. Will post the actual Day 9, once I sort the photos.
Today was our first sea day. Sea days are great, spending time relaxing and enjoying the company of new and old friends, today was no exception, even forgot the camera for most of it.
Sea days usually include events of some kind, today was a wine tasting, nothing that exciting, but we did get to meet the Cellar Master, Gergana, her husband Anatoli (who is her boss on board), they are both from Bulgaria I think, and all of the Someliers on board. We did get to add our names to the list for the premium wine tasting later in the cruise.
The afternoon was spent enjoying a good cigar, a Trinidad Robusto, and a couple of double espressos or was it a Martini or two, on a sea day, who cares 🙂
This evening the was the Regent Block Party. The way that Regent try to get the passengers to meet their neighbours is to hold a “Block Party” which is a basically drinks and nibbles in the passageways outside of your cabin. I got to meet some of the neighbours, a couple from Belgium who are travelling from Miami to Barcelona, would love to do that sort of a cruise, a couple from Brooklyn, the Russian Trumpeter in the ships band, and two of the three Amigos.
The three Amigos, are actually called the Nature Rhythm Trio are three guys from the Philippines who have been playing together for over ten years and have worked together since the mid ’90’s where they met in a singing restaurant, sounds very scary, in Manila I think. Great guys, very funny, and made a pre-dinner drink more enjoyable. Got them to play “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, the first time they struggled with the high notes, unfortunately, the next time that had gotten the hang of it.
After the block party it was time for me to head to Prime 7 for a dinner by myself, a chance to read and try a new red, this time a Cabernet Sauvignon from California, not bad for a house red, ok to have with a steak.
My entree was Tuna Tartare, nice and light, very tasty.
For my main I had the Prime Rib. A number of people had complained that the Prime Rib was dry or over cooked, but mine was perfect!
The Maître D and the Head Chef of Prime
The food and the service were, as always, great. Made for a good meal. Time for bed
Next stop Coquimbo, Chile