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28th November, 2012

Roseau, Dominica

Prior to sailing from Antigua last night, Cruise Director Tanya was able to secure the services of the Geimontes Steel Drum Band. This local group of musicians entertained all on the back deck, performing modern and traditional classics. The evocative rhythms of the band had everyone’s toes a tapping and a heaving on the dance floor.

Following another sumptuous dinner the evening entertainment was entitled ‘All You Need Is Love’. This production was a forty-five minute tribute to the “Fab Four” featuring some of the greatest melodies written by Liverpool’s most famous sons. Whilst upstairs in the Drawing Room there was the ‘Big Quiz Night’, hosted by Assistant Cruise Director Ed and various members of the cruise department.

For myself, the Bridge team and Len Blinston and his engineers it was another early call as we were up and about early to meet the Roseau pilot at 7.00am. Shortly after that we secured to our berth with the gangway ready for another day of interesting tours.

Whilst most of the passengers are ashore we used the time to carry out a weekly fire drill & lifeboat drill. In conditions such as we have today with the temperature hovering around 27 degrees centigrade and the sea like a mill pond, no-one minds being out in the open air and having the opportunity for a ride in one of our lifeboats. With the drill completed by 11.00am, the off duty crew headed for the town and nearby beaches.

In the meantime I had an inaugural plaque presentation with the various dignitaries from the government and tourism department. The local T.V. attended to record the occasion.

Our sailing time was not until 11.00pm so Tanya arranged for a local folkloric group “Pointe Michael Culture Group” to perform in the Britannia Lounge. After this was “Pirates of the Caribbean” and a deck party featuring The Sunny Duo and David Reed as we sailed away from Dominica.

The perfect end to our second day in the Caribbean.

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