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I haven’t spent so many days at sea before and the seas are definitely becoming a little rougher, but conditions aren’t hindering the focus on good food. There’s a presentation on dessert-making by pastry chef Joseph Paul Sciberra in the Horizon Lounge at 11am, followed by a German-themed buffet at Pool Grill (‘Bavarian Farmer’s Lunch), and then Waffle Tea Time in the afternoon. And despite the cool weather the live music duo continued to play on the pool deck for the entertainment of the hardy walkers (and even occasional dancer) there.

I opt for a presentation of episodes of MASH and Cheers that writer Ken Levine explained were special for two different production reasons – an insight that was much appreciated.

Over drinks at the Horizon Lounge with my newfound Texan friends, we met Assistant Cruise Director Cody Yancey and Social Hostess Laura Dean. This dynamic duo organised an impromptu bar-wide performance of ‘Happy Birthday’ for the captain’s wife, which went down very well and seems typical of the underlying friendliness you find everywhere on board Voyager. Travelling on my own, I was very grateful that they offered to accompany me to dinner, and then we met another couple outside Compass Rose, Marty and Marsha, who also joined us. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, rounded off with a few nightcaps in the Connoisseur Club with other newfound friends.