At Sea between Madiera and Gibraltar!

Enjoying sea days

We enjoyed a great sea day yesterday, eating and cruising along.  Our usual Sunday call, Deb and I have a standing appointment to talk a few hours each week, a “mastermind personal growth and building a better life” kind of call.  As we keep loosing time and sleep, we opted for a later morning call and sat in our room, posing important life changing questions to one another and moving ahead with our fantastic momentum. 
 We spent the afternoon enjoying the spectacular gala tea, Oceania does this event on every cruise and really has a fabulous turn out.  More food, beautiful ice sculptures, chocolate extravaganza and more!  We sat with new great friends from Victoria, Carolyn and Al …from the yacht club fame in Bermuda last week.  Then we enjoyed our pre arranged dining in Main Dining Room with friends Bill and Linda who live in Calgary … We have much in common and enjoy their company a lot as well.
It is with much appreciation for the incredible service and fantastic food in the ship of luxury … We can find nothing to say needs improvement.  I have been so very impressed on this cruise by the quality and friendliness of the staff, crew and new friends and travel companions.  We really enjoyed the fabulous entertainment last evening.  We have missed several evenings … But this one was two very talented musicians and they played at least twenty instruments as they took us around the world in musical style.  Fabulous!  
Today we ventured off to Gibraltar .. Pulling in by 8 am local time and parking next to Azamara Journey, an old friend cruise ship for me … I have cruised over a month on that ship earlier in my life :). Nice to see her enjoying the same sights and sounds as this Oceania Riviera!  Of course our ship is larger.  
The Journey is same size as Insignia and Regatta that I was on earlier last month.  Phew, almost 5 weeks of cruising and six weeks I have been on the road … Flying and hotels, and embarking and disembarking cruise ships.  One more sea day, one more port of call to disembark and home I go for six weeks before I head back to Europe for a three week adventure commencing 30 May.    
The Women’s Travel Club, a dozen of us, heading to Italy … Rome to start, then embark on a ship in Civitavecchia… This ship actually, Oceania Riviera!  Between now and then this ship goes in for ten days dry dock to get new carpets and who knows,what else.  She is only three years old and yet, getting spruced up for our next adventure!  Wow!  Lucky me!  
I will look forward to the staff I have met … Seeing them again so soon.  Travelling with my mom and several good friends in the travel club … And many ports of call including Egypt, Israel, Greece, Malta, and more Italy … Then some land touring … And home around 19 June I think.  
One trip at a time … Lol.  Today Gibraltar …  
Stay tuned!  

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