My First Cruise – Day 2


Day 2

Our second day on the Grand Princess was a full day at Sea as we crossed the North Sea on approach to Norway.

The Grand Princess

We started the day with an aromatherapy massage at 8am, then it was off to Horizon Court for a massive cooked breakfast selection.

We then decided to try our hands at a little bit of ‘creativity@sea’ with an Iris Folding Greetings Cards workshop – it wasn’t difficult but it was slow due to a high turnout and having to share equipment. We had to abandon our project a little early (We bought them home to finish) as we also wanted to get along to the casino for lessons in Blackjack, Roulette and 3 card poker (even though we had no intention of wasting any money gambling!) It was very interesting learning how the games work though 🙂

I felt a little uncertain about eating lunch as while I hadn’t got any actual nausea I was not feeling ‘right’ I was super tired and struggling to keep my balance, even in flat shoes! I hadn’t expected that we would feel quite so much ‘movement’ as we were getting, after all the ship was massive, surely as the sea wasn’t ‘that’ rough we shouldn’t be feeling lurches, side to side, up and down – was it just me? No-one else aboard appeared to be struggling with it!?

After lunch it was time to head back to the spa, where the other half was to have a pampering luxury shave in preparation the the formal evening later. He certainly felt good after it! and he looked good for the photos too! 😉

A wine tasting session mid afternoon just went to prove I am definitely not a wine connoisseur! I couldn’t distinguish the differences in the wines, except that red tasted worse than white, and both were very bitter. In fact the only wine I enjoyed was the expensive desert wine – cause it was sweeter than the others! lol

Back to the Spa for an attempt to do something with my very short hairstyle ready for the evening, wasn’t a raging success. The stylist’s first attempt made me look far too old as she added ‘curls’ to my hair, the other half was ‘not’ impressed! In the end she had to just give me a slightly funky, spiked finish that I could easily have done myself :/ ohh well, it looked nice anyway! and with that done it was off to get our formal wear on, this would be interesting – me in high heels and a ‘massive’ dress when I couldn’t walk straight in trainers! :S

By the time we got down to the Piazza we had missed the ‘Captain’s Champagne Waterfall Party’ and with it a cool photo opportunity! 😦 So we had to settle for going round the 8 (yes 8!) different photography sets to show off our super smart outfits by having some glamorous shots taken, hehe, but we did look good even if I do say so myself! wouldn’t you agree?

First Formal Night

By the time we had got round all the settings it was getting very late, we had missed the formal dining options so we just went to the horizon Court to eat, after getting out of our formal wear as there was ‘no way’ I was going up there in that dress!! lol

And so to bed, another early start in the morning for our first excursion as the Princess docked in Stavanger, Norway…

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