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Day 16: 10th cruise day - Day at Sea

Hue, Vietnam

Day 16: Sunday, December 27th, 2009

10th cruise day: Day at Sea

I woke up to a feeling of deep naseau and thought it was from the bad swaying and rolling of the ship. We expected the ride along the coastline from Chan May to Phu May to be less rocky because we were hugging the coastline, but the winds on the open sea were strong, which cause the boat to sway. We slept in late until 8:45am when I got up to get ready for 9am mass. The table holding the hosts and chalice wasn't level and kept swaying back and forth with the ship! We grabbed breakfast around 10am and then set up our lounge chairs on the 11th deck sun deck. At 11am, we walked down to the Club Lounge for the CruiseCritic.com gathering, set up by Heather and Ed. We met another nice couple Nayla and Igor, from Toronto, and Suzie and Bob from Seattle, and spent almost a good hour chatting about different cruises and the various tours we have taken through Princess. It was good to meet and interact with people. We then headed back to the sun deck where we remained for the next 4 hours, stopping briefly for lunch.

A little after 4pm, we went back to the room to the shower. I really wasn't feeling well at all and was getting nervous that I had contracted another weird bacterial infection, and decided to go to the doctor. He spent a good amount of time with me and listened well and then said I was probably suffering from an acid reflux flare up as I didn't show any symptoms of a bacterial or viral infection as I wasn't vomiting or running a fever. That made me feel a little better and so I got back to the room and changed for dinner. I made it through the meal – salmon steak – but then we left before dessert as I was feeling very nauseus with stomach pains. I spent the rest of the evening typing up my email from Hue and sending an email to our tour operator in Bangkok to see if we could change our port pick-up. I fell asleep pretty early and didn't have a great night. I woke up close to midnight and could barely pick up my head to sip water and felt feverish (but wasn't running a fever). I began to think that the doctor may have misdiagnosed me and that I had H1N1 or something else and would have to be airlifted from Singapore. I was worried I would miss Saigon the next day and Hunter was really worried about me. Somehow I made it through the night.

permalink written by  mohicanfan on December 27, 2009 from Hue, Vietnam
from the travel blog: Beijing/Shanghai and a Princess Southeast Asia Cruise - Dec 2009
tagged Asia and Cruise

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