It is nice to do something different occasionally, so when we got the invitation to tour a cruise ship and have lunch onboard seemed a good idea, especially as one date was Easter Sunday!!
We left home just before 8.30am for the trip to Southampton Docks, the roads were very quiet so we did the journey in about an hour.
Parked the car in the short stay car park and entered the terminal. We took a seat for a while. Apparently the ship was a bit late berthing so we had to wait a while. Then we were called to check in, get id and fill in a medical form. We were told we were in group 8, so we waited until we were called and met our guide, Jackie.( couldn't forget her name could I)
Still as much security to get on board as there is when boarding a plane. Had to take coat and shoes off, bag etc.. in a tray and walk through the security scanner.
We toured the ship for about an hour and a half, starting off with the more expensive and luxurious cabins to the cheaper ordinary cabins!! Seeing the theatre, cinema, bars, restaurants, swimming pools etc.....
One of the Swimming pools
One of the more pricey cabins!!
A standard outside cabin
is one of the special grill restaurants where it is one waiter to a table and the price is not inclusive in the booking of the cruise
12.30 tour over and we were taken to lunch in the Peninsular Restaurant.
Bread rolls were given while we choose our starter and main course
We were offered wine, water and fruit juice.
A good selection of seasonal vegetables too.
It was a lovely lunch with a choice of three starters, five main courses and five dessert.
Freshly brewed tea and coffee.
It was a lovely day, excellent food. Not sure I would like to cruise on the ship, too big and impersonal for me.
When we got back in the terminal it was pouring with rain. I wanted to go to NT Mottisfont to see the exhibition in the Art Gallery but the weather was awful, misty and POURING with rain, so we went straight home.
The evening is lovely, sunshine and blue sky. At least the garden got a good watering!!!
Hopefully weather permitting off on an Easter Egg hunt with Harry tomorrow.
Hope your weekend has been fun?