After two vigorous days exploring Quebec City in the sleet, snow and sun, everyone aboard ship seemed relieved to have a sea day. Of course sea days do not necessarily mean there is nothing to do. The Celebrity Today daily planner listed no less than forty-eight activities scheduled throughout the day beginning at 9:15am and ending at10:30pm. From computer classes to Salsa dance lessons to vodka tasting, there is something to interest every passenger. I chose to sleep late with still enough time to sample the wonderful Gala Brunch event in the San Marco Restaurant.
A relaxing soak in the therapeutic Thalassotherapy pool on the enclosed Lido deck was followed by a prepared to order grilled salmon filet from the adjacent AquaSpa Café for lunch. I took a walk past the Wii Games, the Texas Hold’em seminar and paused to listen to Enrichment speaker,
Billy Caldwell, talk about “The Stories Fossils Tell.”
Tonight, Celebrity entertainer Perry Grant would perform in the beautiful Celebrity Theatre, not his usual Michael’s Club. When every seat in the huge theatre was filled, the house lights dimmed and Perry Grant appeared, wearing a Liberace-style cape over a royal blue sequined blazer. Seated at a shiny black grand piano, on a rising platform from the orchestra pit, he began his hour-long show.
It’s amazing how quickly a day at sea passes by and how many activities you missed! I would have loved to listen to the Paradise String Quartet that performed in two locations throughout the day or attended the wine tasting seminar. Luckily, there are still two more sea days coming up this week. Tomorrow is Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Sherry is editor and creator of CruiseMaven.com. An expert on ocean and river cruises plus trains in the US and Europe, Sherry’s goal is to share her experiences to entertain, inform and inspire readers to travel the world.