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Day 18: 12th cruise day

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Day 18: Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

12th cruise day: Day at Sea

Our day started early with Hunter waking up at 5am and me at 6am, but we then dozed back to sleep until around 9am. I got started on the laundry, which was packed! I picked the wrong day to do laundry – or the wrong time. It only opened at 9am so I couldn't have gone at 6am if I wanted. Hunter and I grabbed breakfast a little after 10am and then got set up by the lounge chairs. I ran back and forth to the 7th floor laundromat a few times as I only have dibs on one washer and then later on one dryer and I had 2 separate loads to do. I was finally done with the laundry and back up on the 11th deck by 12pm. While I folded laundry on the bed, I watched Twilight in the room, which was playing on a loop for the last two days. It would be nice to reach elite status with Princess as they have free laundry! Now I realize why that is such a perk – most of the elite passengers take very long cruises and they must have to do laundry several times.

Hunter and I grabbed lunch separately at different times and then spent the rest of the cruise suntanning. It was nice and hot, but there were intermittent clouds and a light breeze to keep us cool. I wore my pointed hat which I bargained for $1 at the market stand outside the ship in Phu May. We are on our 3rd bottle of suntan lotion because this sun is strong, and we are heading closer to the equator every day. We have our 4th time zone change tonight (we keep jumping ahead an hour, than back 1-2 hours, than forward again) and I think we'll go through a 5th time change before the trip is over. We have another day at sea tomorrow and are looking forward to more sun before a busy sightseeing day in Singapore. After 4pm, Hunter and I went back to our stateroom and typed on our laptops and showered. Hunter checked out the dinner menu and thought there would be some edible and light dishes, so we decided to try and make it to the sit-down dinner. I was feeling guilty that I was sick and we weren't spending time at the activities, like trivia or dancing. We did check out “bar wars” today by the pool and watched the ice carving demonstration, but “bar wars” wasn't as fun as the martini demonstration, so we left after the ice carving was finished. We made it to dinner with Connie and Tony but had to leave before dessert as I wasn't feeling well. I think tonight was the champagne waterfall, but I just stayed in bed and fell asleep quite early. We skipped the show, which was the lead male performer singing a set.

permalink written by  mohicanfan on December 29, 2009 from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
from the travel blog: Beijing/Shanghai and a Princess Southeast Asia Cruise - Dec 2009
tagged Asia and Cruise

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