Where do I begin? So much has happened in the last couple of days. Of course, it hasn’t been easy trying to get the wifi to work on board the ship, the SS Explorer. But at last, I now have unlimited usage and my password finally works!
Our trip from London to Southampton took 3 hours! OMG the traffic was terrible. But once aboard ship we were pampered like never before. Our suite is wonderful and the ship is exquisite. Here are a few shots of the public areas onboard the Explorer.
As we were enjoying our lunch yesterday, there apparently were too many anticipated diners in the main restaurant, Compass Rose. As a result, there were offers to dine in one of the specialty restaurants and we chose to dine in Pacific Rim, a beautiful Asian influenced dining experience.
Before heading to dinner, we stopped by the Observation Lounge for a quick cocktail. It’s at the aft or front of the ship and it had just rained a bit. I caught this picture of the view ahead and was spellbound.
Here are a few of the dishes we enjoyed at the Pacific Rim.
Dinner was incredible and we both had a great night’s sleep.
Skip ahead to the next morning and I had two surprises. First…well let me just say that I think the sun rises here somewhere around 4:15 or 4:30. I quickly got up and shut the main drapes. When I awoke, however, at 7am, I got this stunning view….
They were just beautiful. And then of course, I heard the tragic news of the London rampage that occurred on Saturday night. Rich and I were just there on Friday afternoon. It’s so tragic.
After having breakfast, we actually went to the gym and it is a wonder in itself. It’s beautifully laid out with brand new machines and with this view – and proof that I was actually on the treadmill.
After having a couple of Seabreezes at the Pool bar, I’m now sitting on our veranda finally completing this blog post. Oh, by the way, I met a Belgian woman from Brugge at the Pool bar and we had a great conversation….who would have guessed. Anyway, I end today’s blog post with this final picture of the view from the veranda as I write. It really doesn’t get much better than this. More to come tomorrow and thanks so much for reading this.