Friday, August 30, 2013

Last Sea Day

 Tuesday August 13th was our last day at sea, Mike's last day of meetings and our last day on the Ocean Princess.

One of the things I did while Mike was at meetings was go to a culinary demonstration with the head chef and head maitre'd and then a galley tour of the kitchen area.

The staff had made some pretty incredible food sculptures for us to enjoy during the galley tour!

Here they are busy at work.  The meals were fabulous.  The head chef told us that he has worked for four different cruise lines and of those four (he didn't say which ones) Princess is the only one that makes everything, all sauces and everything, from scratch.

The head maitre'd is on the left and the head chef on the right.  I think the head chef looks just like Jimmy Kimmel.

They prepared a fantastic dessert buffet for lunch that day.  Almost too pretty to eat!  Almost, but we managed.

The last night was Baked Alaska night!  Here are our wonderful table mates who we sat with all week and had a lot of fun with.  This is our honeymoon couple, Brandon and Stephanie.

Our Canadian friends Ray and Joann

Our Florida friends Greg and Marianne - Greg attended the same meetings that Mike went to.

Our baked Alaska!  After we sang and waved our napkins while the waiters paraded them through the dining room of course!

Our delightful waiters, Anthony on the left and Louis on the right.  We had a lot of fun with these guys.

I also went to a port lecture on London, since we were headed there next, we packed, and then attended "Do You Wanna Dance?" by the OP Dancers and Singers for our final evening performance.  We couldn't have had more fun on this cruise.  I loved just spending time and enjoying this with my hubby :)
We docked back in Dover bright and early on the 14th.


  1. This looks so fun! I'm glad you were able to do something so fun. What memories. I went on a cruise once when I was in high school and the food was so good and plentiful.

  2. The food was definitely good and plentiful and I am happy to say I did not gain any weight! I ate what I wanted but made sure to quit when I was full :)