Sapphire Princess Day 28

Written by Safarigal
April 1, 2024

At Sea

March 31st, 2024

It’s Easter Sunday and the decorations appeared in the Atrium.

I wonder if any of those large chocolate eggs are edible?

It does say for display only,

which I suppose is to stop the likes of me trying to make off with an egg.

There was an Easter church service on board, which was in the Explorers Lounge. The lounge was packed, not only was there standing room only in the lounge, but the adjacent corridor was also packed. The Princess Theater would probably have been a much better venue, but there was an enrichment talk on Nature’s Treasures going on at the same time. It seemed like strange scheduling.

I went to Club Fusion where Zumba was already in full swing.

The sign over the bar said “Happy Eestor”. What does this mean? I Googled Happy Eestor and all I could find out about it was some energy company. Mysterious.

There was an Easter Egg hunt, which was fun, but I was disappointed that there wasn’t a special Easter lunch. What was more disappointing was the lack of chocolate. Friends on Queen Victoria received chocolate Easter bunnies today, but no, we didn’t even get a small square of chocolate. And there was no chocolate in the dessert section of the buffet.

The afternoon’s excitement was the staff tug of war tournament.

The security team was no match for the bridge team, who looked very casual in their Hawaiian shirts

And the waiters, dressed in their red vests and bow ties and looking a bit like the Chippendales, gave a great performance against the Gladiators (I couldn’t work out where they worked).

However, my favorite was the medical team,

Not the strongest team there, but they really put their heart and soul into the competition.

It was fun to watch the tournament.

We had dinner with a really lovely couple we had met on the Machu Picchu tour, and it was a great evening. We did have a special Easter dinner so almost all was forgiven, except the lack of chocolate.

I had to retreat to our cabin and indulge in my ever-diminishing supply of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate. All of the Cadbury Flakes are gone now, and I will have to wait until May before I can replenish my supplies. Still the Dairy Milk worked well instead. Any port in a storm.

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  1. Patti

    I’ll bet your friend on the Queen Victoria is the fun man Roscoe who I have sailed with a couple of times. Enjoying his blog too.

    • Safarigal

      Yes, it is Roscoe. I love his blog. Deirdre and Kim are also on board – everyone seems to be having a good time 🙂

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