Among today’s activities there are three that I wish to highlight.
Christine and I enjoyed “high tea” in the English tradition at 4 pm. Service included dense scones, delightful pastries, finger sandwiches (what do they do wit the crusts?) and of course choice teas. This is an everyday tradition aboard Viking vessels.
The ships Atrium is a remarkable event space amidships. 3 stories tall and featuring a grand stairway at one end. This elegant venue is the social heartbeat of the ship. One has an unobstructed view of both port and starboard. The space contains an impressive art collection and ancient Viking artifacts. Towering above the staircase is a huge HD screen that rotates images, often of nature, or pieces by a featured artist. This evening that artist was Edvard Munch. We were treated to a display of a few of the most famous of his over 2,000 works concurrently with a classical piano performance. A full color booklet provided the historical background of each painting. I have included some of the images, most notably, “The Scream”.
Finally, we had an exceptional dinner at the Italian themed gourmet restaurant, Manfredi’s. Christine had a chilled cucumber soup and incredible Bistecca Florentine (garlic and oil rubbed rib-eye), while I was in heaven with a creamed pumpkin and smoked haddock soup followed by Tagliata Di Anatra (marinated and grilled duck). I’m omitting the numerous accompaniments.
All in all, a very “Good Friday”.
Peace Everyone! Pete