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Day 14: 8th cruise day - Day at Sea

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Day 14: Friday, December 25th, 2009

8th cruise day: Day at Sea

Merry Christmas! Hunter set the alarm for 7am but we quickly turned it off and fell back into a deep sleep until 9:30am. We were slow to get up and watched some tv and realized the channel that shows the weather was broken as it was much warmer today than 10 degrees C. We ate a light breakfast in the buffet and then grabbed lounge chairs on the 11th deck sundeck and lathered up with lotion for the day. The ship had just passed through storm clouds and the afternoon was bright and sunny. We stayed up there the whole day, mainly sleeping and writing journal entries, and getting up for the occasional shipboard activity. We missed the signup for the gingerbread house making activity but thought it would be too crowded anyway to get a good house. The houses from last cruise were on display in the Club Lounge (right outside the dining room) and they were very nice! Others were spread around the buffet, adding additional Christmas cheer. Oh – before breakfast, at 10:30am, we swung by the Club Lounge to watch Santa Claus hand out presents to the junior cruisers. They all got Princess Cruise teddy bears! It was very cute to see them running around with their teddy bears and wrapped gifts. I watched the Pastry and Turkey Carving demonstration, but we were too comfortable by the pool to get up to learn the Waltz with Ruth and Chris. We also skipped the gingerbread making house because we thought we would have to share a house with a big group. Later, we saw photos of the event and it looked like fun!

Dinner at night was still weird (frog legs) but they had roast turkey and ham and we talked about our plans for Da Nang. We attended the Christmas variety show, which was a compilation of acts with the lead singers from the dance troupe, Claude Eric, and the guy from the piano lounge. They sang traditional Christmas songs and some other tunes. Susan Rawlings announced that it was Claude Eric's last time on stage as he was leaving the ship for Montreal when we pull into Da Nang. That was too bad as we really liked him! We came back to the room and called our families to wish them a Merry Christmas. We went to bed around midnight.

permalink written by  mohicanfan on December 25, 2009 from Hong Kong, Hong Kong
from the travel blog: Beijing/Shanghai and a Princess Southeast Asia Cruise - Dec 2009
tagged Asia and Cruise

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