Another day at sea. I have breakfast on the Lido Deck which is a huge buffet until 11.30am. It suits those of us who can’t get to the restaurant by 9.30, and you get a better view.

As I am on my own, I have a difficulty in retaining my table when I return to the buffet. I have tried leaning the chair forward (the international symbol of ‘table taken’ but I worry that someone will walk into a chair leg. Peter, a seasoned cruiser, suggested I take a book and leave it on the table. 

Peter and Greeta have gold Cunard cards, whilst mine is red (for newbie). The card is used as ID, opening your stateroom door, and for ordering drinks or buying anything (they add 15% to everything), then bill your credit card at the end of your voyage. I’ve had to top mine up due to the obligatory purchases. The on-board internet is expensive so these posts will have to wait until I get to the free hotel internet in Barcelona. 

The Lido deck has lots of other fun things to do.

There is the gym and day spa (I gave the latter a miss), 

Wintergarden bar and enclosed area for relaxing,

and here I am doing just that,

and at the back a swimming pool (this time populated),

and music to sunbake by.

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