Another sea day today, not too much to report. Much cloudier but it's still hot so no complaints.
Today sees the introduction of the anti pirate programme. The promenade deck is partially closed off and there are 'security' men positioned all around it looking out to sea.
When I say security men they are actually Indian waiters with fluorescent tabards on!
Water cannons are connected and seem to be the weapon of choice, that should scare the pirates a good hosing down!
Last nights karaoke was impressive. It seems to have been a staff night out. They were all great fun and most of them good singers. Then there were the guests, two of which were worthy of comment:
the Aussie Englebert Humperdinck and Delilah. 3/10 for singing but the stage show, well. He took the mic all over that stage and up to tables and was wooing the ladies a sight to behold both his overblown confidence and the abject fear of the ladies on the tables
Then there was a young lad who was In a suit but with a pair of what looked like his granddads white trainers on (he looked a bit like Pete Doherty) He took to the stage to sing rikki Martin la vida loco (or similar) while the instrumental intro was on he whipped the crown into a frenzy. Getting everyone to clap and stand up. I thought this guy must be better that he looks.
Wrong and massively so. We're all up clapping like lunatics and then this guy opens his mouth........ Well to say he was c** p was an understatement, he became the biggest hit of the night. The more we all cheered him the more he larged it up priceless.
I can't publish photos from the ship Due to the Internet speed but I am collating a gallery of oldies sleeping on the deck which is looking good.
Last night saw the second call for the stretcher team to the alexander restaurant- god knows what the feed them down there. I was reassured by staff who dine on our table that it couldn't be too serious as if it's life threatening then they call out 'code red' stretcher team, thats reassuring.
Tomorrow we're in 'nam looking forward to reporting back on the trip. Adios.