Boxing day at sea
Trip Start Dec 17, 2011
10Trip End Feb 11, 2012
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Later in the afternoon the seas were still very choppy and I was starting to feel even sicker. I think you just reach a point where you just want to be off the ship. My sea sickness medication must be taking longer to work than usual due to the high seas. I just keep telling myself, only 1 more night, only 1 more night. I bet there’s not too many people wishing they were off a cruise ship. But then again, adam and I will be boarding another ship in 2 days time – the Sun Princess to New Zealand. So I won’t get much of a break on dry land. I am thinking of going to the chemist and switching sea sickness tablets though, because I hate how drowsy these ones make me
We dined tonight in the Salt Grill, and it was really nice food. Neither of us was very hungry though, which was probably due to the slight sea sickness. The waiter told us there had been a lot of cancellations for dinner in the Salt Grill that night because people were staying in their rooms sick. Our favourite waiter Roderick worked in the Salt Grill and took care of us tonight. We started off with 2 different types of bread with dukkah and olive oil and balsamic vinegar, which was nice. I then had bruschetta (minus the anchovies) as an entree, and it was so good. The bread was nice and crispy and warm, and the capsicum on top was very soft and a little sweet. I then ordered the pan fried gnocchi (usually an entrée) as a main. But that was only because I don’t eat steak or seafood, and there was plenty of that on the menu to choose from. With my gnocchi I ordered sides of mash potato (to die for), and truffle and parmesan fries (nice, but it’s hard to explain what truffle oil tastes like). For dessert I ordered a chocolate selection (although by this time it was hard to fit it in!), and adam had the liquorice parfait
Soon after we had to leave so that we could pack our suitcase in time for disembarkation. The night before you are set to disembark you must pack all of your bags and place them outside your room about dinner time. Of course I had left that to the last minute, so we had to kind of rush to do this. We also made a trip down to the pursers desk to get some envelopes to tip. We headed back up to the Salt grill to give Roderick a tip, and he had prepared us a little chocolate cake specially to celebrate our anniversary. *sigh* if only we could take him home with us. He gets off the ship in 20 days he said, so I bet he is counting down the days until he sees his wife, two teenage children and his 7 year old. We hope he is back on board when we are back on Pacific Dawn. We don’t have any other plans for Pacific Dawn just yet, as we will very shortly be going to NZ with Princess, and then in January going to the US with Carnival, but next time we are back on Pacific Dawn I hope that our favourite waiter will be too.
There was also a show on tonight, for one time only, which was a variety show featuring the pacific entertainers, the Kenny Bennet comedy act and a singer which had performed on Vila night. However we didn’t go and see this because we had to go pack our suitcases. We finished off the night with a pub quiz and then watching TV in bed before sleep. There has been some great movies on TV such as the Dish, Smurfs, Eclipse and also shows like Glee, Simpsons, Gruen transfer and Winnie the pooh, but they do repeat a lot of time over the duration of the cruise. It was with great sadness that we had our last night onboard Pacific Dawn :(