November 14, 2018 – Sea Day

This was a quiet sea day where we attended the cruise director’s morning coffee as he interviewed Ian, our lead EXC (shore excursions and information) guide. Next, Ian gave a lecture on making the most of visiting the upcoming port of Benoa, (Bali) Indonesia.

Mark attended America’s Test Kitchen demonstration where Spencer showed him how to make homemade pasta. It looks to be a lot of work and so probably will not be making any of that when fresh pasta is available around town. Kent attended a lecture by Kate Mead on Artistic and Religious Indonesia.

After lunch the clocks were turned forward one hour as we moved east. We attended a lecture by Mark Lax about Bali Hindu Island and the Islamic Sea.

For dinner we shared a table with Jon and Brian (The Pearl Girls) from England who are onboard until Sydney selling pearls and opals in the jewelry shop. They are in their 30’s and spend most of their time hopping from one ship to the next giving lectures and selling their products. The evening’s entertainment was a repeat performance of a show called “That’s Life” with the Amsterdam cast of singers and dancers. This show featured songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.