After dancing the night away at the Bianco Party with Ethan I was seriously lagging when we woke on Sunday morning. Fortunately for me the first point of business for the day was in the beauty salon!
A long overdue hair cut with Rex was just what the doctor ordered and he delivered one of those scalp massages you dream about ever after. Loved it.
When we (finally) kicked off our dancing shoes and returned to our cabin last night, we found a very special invitation to visit the bridge from the ship’s secretary!! This had been high on my wishlist from the second we boarded so the opportunity to meet the Captain was something I was not taking lightly.
Mind boggling. What an experience! The view and the personalities up there are outstanding and the crew totally put up with my myriad of semi-technical questions that come from being the daughter of a marine engineer and married to another one!
After our tour E and I headed to Plantation for lunch and spent a couple of hours relaxing and swimming in the pool – top deck was totally the place to be on such a beautiful day. The loungers were full and everyone was enjoying the bluebird conditions and smooth sailing on the way back to Auckland.
We headed to Salt Grill at 3pm for my first ever High Tea! (So many firsts on this cruise, you are definitely able to get involved with as much or as little as you like when you are on-board – your itinerary needn’t be as full-on as ours was!).
Salt Grill by Luke Mangan is one of the premium restaurants on the Pacific Pearl and the service and food at the High Tea event was nothing short of outstanding. The beautiful tea setting, the luxe options and the delicious food made this a lovely and relaxing way to wile away our final afternoon on board.
Of course we had a busy evening planned! We took in a show in the marquee – Off the Charts. We had been admiring the skill and energy of the ship’s dance team whenever we spotted them at the parties on board. The troupe are super friendly and fun and exude so much energy, they totally make you want to dance whenever you see them! The show was a ripper, a 45 minute song and dance performance with many sing along Top 40 faves included.
We headed back to Salt Grill for dinner and I found deciding what to order the most difficult choice of the trip! We skipped entrees (totally wise considering how much we’d been packing away over the past 4 days lol!), shared sides and ordered mains. My lamb was phenomenal as was Ethan’s rare tuna. < That kid has a seriously sophisticated palette!
It was the end of an amazing four days and we hadn’t yet begun to pack, so upon Ethan’s wise recommendation, we skipped dessert and headed back to our cabin for an early-ish night.
We were due to disembark shortly after 7am and my floor-drobe wasn’t going to pack itself. God I loved this trip! One week later and I’m still fan-girling over every aspect of the cruise.
I’m going to pop up one more post this week with some Cruising Tips and Cruise Essentials to pack when you’re ready for your amazing get-away!