4/22/19 – Monday
We did our preferred methods of exercise, then I enjoyed a free sample massage (neck, shoulders). Nice. All the time we were in New Zealand there were Maori Ambassadors on the ship (they actually were staying in a cabin across from us!) who each day presented interesting exposure to their culture via poetry, song, dance, language and general information. Now that we’re headed for the Pacific Ocean islands we have Polynesian Ambassadors doing similar introductions. Today I made a Kukui nut bracelet. John went to a lecture on what one could see and do in Tadine and Easo (New Caledonia), our upcoming stops. We enjoyed another Test Kitchen presentation on Steakhouse Dinner for Two. We treated ourselves to lunch in the Dining Room (sit down with menu choices). There we got to know 4 new people. It was amazing how often we’d run into Wayne and Peter (Australians) later. Fun guys who gave the exercise classes I took a good try, though in the end they continued their walks on deck, like John. Dinner was Gala, so we dressed up. I wore my new kimono (golden shawl). It’s so light and warm when I run into air conditioned spots, it’s perfect. We watched the theater presentation, then listened to the music at B B King’s. We decided it was just too loud for us (we enjoyed the kind of music) and never returned. Off to bed.