Venice to Corfu on Oceania Riviera day 5
Day 5 - Kotor
I took advantage of an early swim followed by a simple breakfast at the Waves Grill where they have an egg station to cook to order together with a selection of cereals, bread and fruit.
The ship was at anchor today so a short tender ride took us to the lovely walled city of Kotor.
It is full of narrow alleyways and large open squares. There is plenty of opportunity to explore as it is pedestrianised. The many church bells chimed every 15 minutes just adding to the character of the town.
Although on this occasion I have not taken any ship’s tours I have noticed that they are mostly conducted using the Quiet Vox system which does make for a far more enjoyable excursion as you can wander around taking photos without missing any of the commentary.
After a long stop to people watch while enjoying a coffee, we then walked back down to the quayside and then along the ’seafront’ where there are bathing platforms and more cafes enjoying a lovely location overlooking the water.
We returned to the boat for a late lunch in the buffet restaurant before taking our books to the poolside.
This evening, at short notice, we were able to arrange to eat again in Red Ginger, where we enjoyed another delicious meal before going to the theatre for a performance by another guest entertainer.
To our delight it was the lady who had given an impromptu concert in the piano bar on our very first night! Her name is Rene Marie and her singing is quite exquisite. She really embraces the Ella Fitzgerald style of jazz and also received a very well deserved standing ovation. I was really sorry that we would be disembarking tomorrow in Corfu and would not be able to see her further two performances on board.
During the course of our short cruise there have also been two ’Movies Under The Stars’ where a screen is set up adjacent to the pool. One evening Mama Mia was shown and the second time it was a live Opera Movie Concert.
We finished our last evening on board in Martinis before going to our beautiful stateroom for one last sleep in the amazingly comfortable bed. I wish I could take it home with me!
We have enjoyed fantastic meals in the many speciality restaurants, as well as the other dining venues.
I also took the opportunity to explore the library which is really inviting with plush leather chairs and sofas, a faux fireplace and so many books! The adjacent Coffee Shop, at a charge, produces an excellent choice of coffees.
And of course there is a very well equipped Gym and Spa on board as well as a large Computer Centre.
Every evening the Oceania programme for the following day - Currents - is left in your stateroom and this also details the three ’Cocktails of the Day’ which at $5 each are very reasonable.
The dress code on board in the evening, Resort Casual, is very well adhered to while during the day more casual attire is very acceptable.
I can highly recommend a cruise on this beautiful ship and just wish that I had been able to stay on for longer!
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