Love repositioning cruises, but that wardrobe code calls from warm weather to colder weather. So we have to pack more, but still try to come in under airline limits (44 Lbs), and we’re traveling for a total of twenty days. I decided to kill the Black Tie dinner. Okay it is always nice to dress up a bit for dinner, but I can’t justify in a tight packing situation, carrying a full suit, dress shirts, ties, dress shoes etc. on a twenty day vacation for what might be a total of three hours (two 1 1/2 hour dinners). And, the focus is supposed to be on a fun leisure cruise. I saw some passengers who opted for full Scotish attire, Kilt, Jacket, Sporan, ceremonial Dagger, Socks, Laced Slippers etc. Don’t get me wrong it looked great, but it probaly weighed in total about 20 Lbs, and for a total of three hours in the dining room. The cruise lines seemed to have backed away from the Midnight Chocolate Buffets, Sunday Dining Room Brunches, Dinner with the Captain, in my opinion guess what should be the next to go. My packing restrictions just wont allow it nor does it really make any sense. Also, even if it’s just when I’m heading to the Caribbean, the last thing I need to pack is a Tuxedo. Let’s focus on Fun and Leisure.
Waterford (Dunmore E.) Countryside Drive and Irish Pub. Lovely tour with the highlight being the stop at Saratoga Bar abd Restaurant for a pint of Guiness and a fine example of Irish (sing a long) entertainment.