|Bill's private visit to Machu Picchu.....really???|
|Not too much traffic this morning|
|Provisions for the ship|
|Two HAL ships|
|Potatoes....lots of them|
|Foxy lettuce from California|
|The Peruvian Market on the pier|
|Very nice silver jewelry, but expensive|
|Clothing, purses, hats, and dolls|
The sailaway was delayed due to the fact that a new group of entertainers for French Polynesia were joining a half hour later than expected. A new concept was used at the sailaway party today. The Cruise Director had a drawing for some local beer and some Peruvian souvenier items. The chance of winning something sure brought the folks outside.
|One member of the new band, Serendipity|
|Barbara Haenni in the orange shirt|
|Some snacks served|
We had company for dinner this evening......the guest chef, George Geary, a most popular repeat demonstrator. He will be onboard until Tahiti, and will conduct several cooking classes while here. Being that we are 5 star Mariners, we are eligible for one complimentary cooking class. It would be nice to do one with George, because despite being a professional, he is a lot of fun. An extra bonus with the class is receiving a free culinary arts apron.
By 3pm, we were getting hungry. So we decided to check out the new menu at the Terrace Grill. Now you can get seasoned fries, with or without sauce. Sorry, no more sweet potato fries. There are three types of hamburgers, one portobello mushroom or veggie burger, and a chicken sandwich. The dogs are Nathans and are served three different ways. What is nice is that the sandwiches are wrapped in a foil wrapper, and the fries are served in a disposable cup. All the food is placed on a metal tray, instead of plates. And so far, we liked what we ate, and will go back again.
|The new look of the Terrace Grill|
|The burger choices|
Did we mention that the special coffees at dinnertime in the dining room have a charge attached now? In the past, they were free. Now the espresso costs $1.25 and the cappuccino will cost $1.75. Never thought we would see these changes on any grand voyage. Guess we are not as special as we are led to believe.
The entertainment was Groove Tonight, the first performance of the Amsterdam singers and dancers. Will report about the show tomorrow. By the way, the rehearsal at 11:30am was open to the public. Sometimes that works better for us.
We have several days at sea now until we reach Easter Island. Hope the weather holds up and stays nice.
|Looks pretty good for a painting|
|Wall painting on the Peruvian Market|
|A noisy seagull|
|Dock work ongoing|
|City of Callao|
|The Prinsendam has one more night in port|
|Small boat of friendly guys|
|Boats anchored in the harbor|
|A naval ship and helicopter|
|The pilot boat|
|Chopper landing on boat deck|
|Full of sealions|