Cruise to the Southern Caribbean
Day 8 (01/11/2008)
This was our "Day at Sea", because the journey from Aruba back to
Puerto Rico is a long one. It was a bit windy this morning, as we
ate our pre-breakfast food on our outside deck. We ordered a few
things for breakfast each morning from Room Service - hey, its
free! Its funny, juice from Room Service was free, but juice in
the other places was pay.
After Breakfast, I went to go take the Princess Theatre Backstage
Tour. This was neat, got to see lots of interesting things!
|The Dance Captain (girl in
black) directed the tour.
|Dressing room for actors in
The above picture shows all the costumes. This is actually a
massive aparatus like you would see at a dry-cleaners that is
motorized. I say massive, because it goes three stories high!
This is Stage Left, showing the curtains with the fiber-optics), the
stairway entrance to the set for the band, and above the big King of
Spades (another prop), the "lookout" guy who controls the moving
platforms. There are two separate parts of the stage that can
decend beneath the floor. They made use of these!
|One of the "props" from the
previous night's show
|The lighting board, at the back.
|16tk digital mixer for the band
at L; 40ch FOH at R
|Audio playback media and
system running the audio.
That evening, the dessert was Baked Alaska,
although it wasn't served flaming like the last cruise I was on.
These are the two guys that were our dining room staff.
They were great!
|One last good-bye to Heather,
the Piano girl!
We stopped by to say fairwell to Heather Sullivan, then went back to
our cabin. Our girl Rosemary was the one who kept our cabin neat
and clean. She did an excellent job! Ever night, we would
have a little chocolate on our beds. Mom asked her that day if
she could have a couple, and here is what we saw when we came in:
|Our wonderful girl Rosemary!
|8 neatly-arranged cholocate