Saturday, 26 April 2014
The Cruise - day 3 Monaco.....
Day 3, Monday 14th which is our friend's wedding anniversary and the reason we all booked the cruise! Did get a text from them saying thanks for the card and gift because of course I unpacked and posted the things I'd already packed to bring :o(
So today was Monaco with an 8:15am start. We had to get ashore via the tender as the port is very small and already quite full. Then a bus with a guide into Monte Carlo and to hear stories of how expensive everything is, then into Monaco old town to see the changing of the guard and actually Prince Albert drove right past us with a wave :o)
We were back on board just after 1pm so a leisurely afternoon. Dinner was in the Grand Pacific restaurant and as we had to wait for a table we were given a pager and voucher for a glass of bubbly each, in fact we only waited about 10 mins so just enough time to collect our bubbly and get information about the excursions in Palma on Friday. After dinner we bought 2 postcards of the ship and what a palava of writing out the invoice of converting the dollar price to euro then adding tax and then the same palava when we had written them and wanted stamps to post hahaha a very expensive way to send a postcard to the grandchildren! Off to the bar for beer and watch a silly but fun live game show of Family Fortunes then to the show (becoming our regular end of the day) this was Shout, a full 60s 70s song and dance by 7 girls who all had great voices. Then to bed about midnight.