January 5, 2022. 81°F/27°C
It’s pretty much the perfect sea day: sunshine, serene waters, and a comfortable deck chair with a view of the ocean.
We all wait with bated breath for Captain Lars’ announcement each day at noon. Today’s update: 3 guests released from isolation, but 2 more crew in, for a current total of 11 guests + 7 crew now in isolation and 5 in preventative quarantine. We have no idea whether those in isolation are world cruisers or getting off in LA, since the ship right now is about half-and-half, but we’re all staying positive that once we’re a “cohort” from LA to London (or Bergen, like us) things will settle down.
After lunch, I headed down to the theatre for a Q&A session with the Viking Vocalists. These four young entertainers sure do have a lot of energy, and hearing about how short rehearsal timelines can be – and the fact that this is the first time they’ve worked together – just makes me even more impressed with them. I didn’t stay for the backstage tour, because there were just so many people in attendance, but hope we’ll get another chance over the next 130+ days.
Ted made it to the gym this afternoon, while I just made it back to a deck chair with my latest e book. We all have our priorities.
We had a lovely dinner in the main restaurant, followed by Barbi McCulloch singing her favourite songs on the theme of love in the theatre, and stargazing up on Deck 8 with our resident astronomer until the clouds moved in to obscure our view.
We’re grateful every day to be where we are.