Norwegian Jade Cruise Photos
Day 14: At Sea (2)
Our afternoon began with another ship sighting in the Adriatic. This time it was a containership headed toward the boot of Italy.
The afternoon's big event was the , which began with a group from the Philippines performing a dance act in boiler suits.
This guitarist could have named his act "Purple Fog."
One of the more popular numbers was a traditional Thai dance performed by the "coffee coffee" waiter from the Garden Café.
The Crew Talent Show ended with a deadpan send-up of NCL's own "Elements" show. Members of the cruise director's staff came onstage in togas fashioned from bedsheets and towels, then lifted tankards in honor of unseen gods.
The number began solemnly (one could even say "pretentiously" or "portentously," depending on one's point of view). It quickly descended into brilliantly straight-faced slapstick.
We won't show photos of the act's slapstick portion, since we don't want to give anything away.
After the crew show, we went on deck and saw another small ship--this one headed north, as we were.
A crew member was already painting the woodwork at the Freestyle Towel Exchange in preparation for the next cruise.
With disembarkation less than 24 hours away, some passengers were making special departure arrangements or paying bills at Guest Services in the Atrium.
That evening, after dinner, we drank ice water by the stern railing in the Great Outdoors Restaurant.
(No, Cheryl wasn't auditioning for the Blue Woman Group--she was reflecting light from the blue-tinted lamps around the stern.)
The moon shone over the water. (The smaller lights are from villages on shore.)
When we checked the position display on the TV after retiring to our cabin, we could see that Norwegian Jade was slightly northeast of Ancona, about two-thirds of the way up the Adriatic toward Venice. Our 14-night cruise was nearly over.
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