May 2nd, 2016 - Day 30 - Cruising the Coral Sea

We woke up to another beautiful day on the ocean although it is a little overcast today and windy.

We had breakfast at the Terrace Café.

We were supposed to have a Country Fair that the staff puts on but because of the weather they have postponed it to May 6.

At 11:00 AM we entered into the Great Barrier Reef.

We had lunch at the Terrace Café as they had a special Seafood Buffet.  We both had Salmon Coulibiac with Lemon Butter Sauce and it was really good.  Pat had a spring roll.  Jim had some rice and fried calamari with tarter sauce.  For dessert Jim had some pear and butter ice cream. 

We spent the afternoon on Deck 9 in the  the special spa area of the ship and enjoyed reading and relaxing and looking out over the sea.  We enjoyed a jacuzzi.  There is a great view when you stand on the decking to get into the spa that overlooks the ship...all you see is water.

For dinner we ate in the Grand Dining Room.

We had been given a bottle of champagne in our room so we took it down for dinner and started the meal with a glass of champagne.

Jim had Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio and Sicilian Tomato Basil Press with Cream of Buffalo Mozzarella for his appetizer.  For his salad he had Boston Lettuce with Crumbled Gorgonzola and Sweet Pecans in Raspberry Vinaigrette.  For his main course he had Palermo Style Grilled Swordfish over Crushed Red Bliss Potatoes with Eggplant Caviar and a side of Mashed Potatoes.

Pat had for her appetizer a Chesapeake Bay Crab Cake with Vegetable Slaw and Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce.  For her salad she had Daikon, Carrot and Broccoli Slaw with Asian Dressing and Toasted Sesame Seeds.  For her main dish she had Cappellini alla Emilio: Angel Hair Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Artichokes and Buffalo Mozzarella.

We shared a Strawberry Sorbet for dessert.

Good night from the Great Barrier Reef!