Day 17 - Tuesday 25 December - New York to Caribbean Day 3


More broken sleep (bed is simply too soft, hurts my spine; I rage quit on the doona a week ago and every night I fold it aside so I just have the sheet bit so I don't overheat). Slept through til about 6am though.

View from our balcony, day 3 of cruise to Caribbean
View from our balcony, day 3 of cruise to Caribbean

Got up and documented all the ConneXions rooms and all the tender rooms.

Starboard side games corridor
Starboard side games corridor

Deck 1  stairway B lifts, looking into Burma Road
Deck 1 stairway B lifts, looking into Burma Road

Outer door in Chelsea tender room
Outer door in Chelsea tender room

Christmas tree in the Grand Lobby of the Queen Mary 2
Christmas tree in the Grand Lobby of the Queen Mary 2

Christmas decorations in Kings Court
Christmas decorations in Kings Court

View from our balcony, day 3 of cruise to Caribbean
View from our balcony, day 3 of cruise to Caribbean

Got breakfast as takeaway and had it in the room, because the sweetie was feeling crap - coming down with a cold :(:(:(

At 8:30 I went to the protestant Christmas service, which was small but nice.

Gingerbread village
Gingerbread village

Royal Court Theatre ready for Christmas services
Royal Court Theatre ready for Christmas services

At 10:00 I went to the main Christmas service, run by the captain, and readings from various senior officers/heads of departments, and lots of Christmas carols. So that was lovely, but the sweetie wasn't feeling well so he hid out in the room. Got him a late breakfast a bit after 11, and checked out the Princess Grill lunch and dinner menus (no roast pork and crackling boooo).

Christmas service on the Queen Mary 2 with the captain and senior officers
Christmas service on the Queen Mary 2 with the captain and senior officers

The ship is getting hot now that we're so far south (22 degrees north at 11:33am), especially on the upper decks, and our room air conditioning is barely keeping up (ok, it's not). It being Christmas, I ditched the jeans for shorts at lunch time :) Cause who wears jeans in Australia on Christmas day??

Me on Christmas day
Me on Christmas day

View from our balcony, day 3 of cruise to Caribbean
View from our balcony, day 3 of cruise to Caribbean

Had lunch with the sweetie at Kings Court. Sadly no roast pork or crackling for me.

Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day
Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day

Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day
Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day

Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day
Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day

Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day
Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day

Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day
Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day

Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day
Christmas desserts in Kings Court on Christmas day

Christmas lunch in Kings Court
Christmas lunch in Kings Court

After lunch worked on the art jigsaw for a while. Then I watched the day's Christmas movie - Arthur Christmas. It was completely ridiculous but a bit of fun, and full of Harry Potter actors hehe.

Two Sisters (On the Terrace) (1881), by Renoir, on the jigsaw table, starboard side
Two Sisters (On the Terrace) (1881), by Renoir, on the jigsaw table, starboard side

Back in the room we put on Hidden Figures. Pretty amazing what those girls did, and the fact that they *could* do it.

View from our balcony, day 3 of cruise to Caribbean
View from our balcony, day 3 of cruise to Caribbean

During the end of the movie I had some wine (from room service, cause there's no extra charge) and got ready for dinner. Sadly the sweetie was feeling too sick to go to dinner, so I went by myself. I had pork for entree and duck for mains but the duck was *huge* and dry and just felt full and miserable by the end, and even though everything on the dessert menu looked amazing, I couldn't face it, so ended up just going to bed.

Dressed for Christmas dinner
Dressed for Christmas dinner

My hair done up in a bun
My hair done up in a bun

Table 51 in the Princess Grill, done up for Christmas
Table 51 in the Princess Grill, done up for Christmas

Grilled suckling pig, crispy sage hen's egg, watercress salad, black pudding, garlic and tomato chutney, scrumpy reduction, that I had for entrée
Grilled suckling pig, crispy sage hen's egg, watercress salad, black pudding, garlic and tomato chutney, scrumpy reduction, that I had for entrée

Clementine and spice glazed duck, duck confit croquette, red cabbage puree, root vegetables, jus, that I had for mains (I couldn't finish it)
Clementine and spice glazed duck, duck confit croquette, red cabbage puree, root vegetables, jus, that I had for mains (I couldn't finish it)