Today was a sea day and we got to explore more of the ship and partake in some of the shows and activities going on. We had breakfast in the Oceanside café (buffet), a midmorning coffee break at Café al Bacio and then lunch in the dining room. We teamed up with two guys from Texas for a trivia challenge midmorning (we lost!). The highlights of the day were two presentations from Brent Nixon, the Alaska naturalist that Celebrity has hired for the duration of the Alaska cruise season. We attended two separate shows and he is just fantastic. In the first talk, we learned about the history of Alaska and the various rushes (gold, lumber, fish) that made it into what it is today. The second talk focused on whales and how they communicate, learn, think, migrate and behave. Brent is so passionate about what he does and makes the content so interesting – we’ll definitely be attending more of his shows in the series.
Below are a few links to videos of Brent speaking that I found on YouTube – he was fantastic:
Intro of what he does: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzJuXY5ZgfM
This is like what we got to enjoy on the ship: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuCYOWkaVaU
Dinner was great once again. Chris and I both had the beef carpaccio for the appetizer. I had the seafood soup and Chris had the vegetable broth. We both had the rack of lamb with potatoes and veggies for the main. I had the dark chocolate raspberry truffle cake and Chris had the cherries jubilee. Fantastic.
After dinner we stopped at the martini bar again – Dirty martini for Chris, Cosmo for me. And a lot of fun watching the bartenders’ antics.
Tonight we turn the time back another hour so we’re 4 hours behind eastern time. That in itself is a bit odd but we’re adapting quickly.
Tomorrow we’re in Ketchikan!