Crystal Serenity North Cape Cruise Review Day 3
Day 3 At Sea
So today was our first sea day, and the cruise director Gary Hunter had planned a packed day of activity. The great thing is with Crystal Cruises there is so much to see and do, or alternatively you can choose to do nothing at all, and just relax with a book. Today’s highlights include:
- Fitness Classes
- Lectures on Norway, the Middle East and Astronomy
- Lecture with film, presented by the School of Cinematic Arts
- iPad iMovie course
- Knitting and Needle point classes
- Bridge Classes
- Golf Clinic with a PGA Professional
- Acupuncture Seminar
- iCloud Lecture
- Team Trivia
- Dance classes with the Dance Instructors
- Paddle tennis
- Passport to Music Class
- Photography seminar
- Movie in the cinema
- Wine tasting with a Master Sommelier
- Odyssey Art at Sea
- Magic Castle at Sea
- ..and more!
Crystal Serenity Hollywood Theatre
After a delicious breakfast in the main dining room, we headed to the Hollywood theatre for a lecturer by one of the guest lecturers on board, Seth Shostak, from the SETI institute. Very interesting as he discussed the fact that there has to be some sort of life on other planets. Seth is a Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. With degrees in physics and astronomy, he has a long history involving research in radio astronomy and since 1991, in the Search for Extraterestrial Intelligence, or SETI. What could have been a fairly dull lecture was actually very entertaining as Seth was very funny and explained the vastness of the universe in laymans terms!
The weather is a bit cold today and there is a swell on the sea, a few people are feeling the effects of the slight roll the ship is experiencing today.
After lunch I attended a talk by the guest photographer on board, and enjoyed another lecture about the geography of Norway and how the glaciers formed the fjords. It took me back to geography lessons at school!
Crystal Cruises have a partnership with the Magic Castle in Los Angeles and each cruise features one of their members performing. This cruise it is Jonathan Levit, who has appeared on television as well as consulted on movies and tv programmes. To attend the Magic Castle At Sea show you have to pre book at the library and then head on over to the Pulse nightclub at the dedicated time (either in the morning or a few sessions in the afternoon). It’s all close up sleight of hand magic and Jon involved the audience well, very good and very funny.
Later that afternoon we watched Andy Murray thrash Djokovic in the Wimbledon final as it was being broadcast on the tv system in the suite.
Tonight’s the first black tie optional evening, and most of our fellow guests have dusted off the tuxedos and ball gowns and really made an effort. Dark suits and ties are acceptable for the gentlemen and this is what we opted for.
Our show was pre-dinner at 7pm, and this works out pretty well; the cruise director said that doing it this way round means the shows are better attended. Tonight’s was called Curtain Call and was basically your typical Broadway and West End show medley of hits from famous shows like Cats, Les Mis, Mama Mia etc. The cast were very good and performed it well, despite having probably performed it many many times.
Caviar on board Crystal Serenity
After another delicious meal in the Crystal Dining Room of Caviar and Lobster, we went up on deck to experience the sunset and to get some fresh air.
Crystal Serenity at night
After a brief walk, it was back to Pulse nightclub for more cocktail making and dancing! Today’s drink special was Chambord Royal - Roederer Estate Sparkling Wine and Chambord Raspberry Liquor.