I had very good intentions of blogging when we got back from our cruise but it was just go, go, go to prepare for leaving for our holiday house as well as catching up with work. So I thought that once I got to our holiday house it would be easier but that did not work either because I still had work to catch up on and for some reason my internet connections here (using my Samsung S2 as a portable hot spot) was very poor and so slow it almost drove me insane. I did not want to add to the imminent insanity so I deferred my blogging for a better moment which hopefully is now.
The cruise was lovely, we both really enjoyed our time aboard. The Sinfonia is a good looking ship and very well maintained. The crew were friendly and helpful and the entertainment was outstanding. Our cabin was “bijou” but it did sport a king size double bed that was very comfortable. The bathroom “pod” is so small one could sit on the loo, wash your feet in the shower and brush your teeth at the basin at the same time but in spite of its very compact size it all worked well. The only disappointment was the food which was not all it is cracked up to be. Yes, there is loads of it and one could eat non-stop if that was the purpose of one’s cruise but the quality was inconsistent. Would we do it again?, absolutely! I loved being rocked to sleep at night and enjoying the fresh sea air during the daytime.
Here are some pics for those who are interested.
The pool deck, at times it was like being surrounded by Buddist monks with all the orange towels!
The theatre on board where we enjoyed excellent entertainment.
Early morning arrival in Cape Town, nothing like Table Mountain to welcome you home!
Fortunately our cruise was not affected by wind delays in the port but the following cruise was not so lucky, depending which way you look at it, they got an extra night on board because the wind was too strong for the ship to enter the port on its return.
Will try and blog again soon, if not, Merry Christmas to all my blog friends who celebrate this holy season. Blessings and Peace to you all.