Sunday, March 21, 2010
Final night of preparation
Well, suitcases are packed. Incredible. It went rather quickly this time. Most of my clothes are in one case; included are ten pairs of shoes. But what is a female without shoes…..?
It’s the gifts and paperwork that slow me down. I have been sifting through the piles and writing down so many passwords.
Dad has very kindly offered to drive me to the pier! In Florida! I’ve also been granted special permission for him to have a quick tour before we sail at 5PM. That will be fun!!
Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
Passenger capacity: 835 (Queen Victoria was over 2,000)
Crew members: 470
Gross Tonnage: 37,983 grt. (Queen Victoria was 90,000 grt)
Length: 669 feet
Beam: 106 feet
Maximum speed: 22 knots
La Fontaine Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options
Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens
Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties
The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests
Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.
Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.
Queen's Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts
I know I'll enjoy exploring all the options on-board...just get me out the door tomorrow morning!