Cruise Diva's CRUISE
~ Lisbon to Barcelona ~
Surf Sun Deck
Sailing - A
Day at Sea
May 2, 2002
- Surely one of life's greatest pleasures is awakening to a day at sea.
The sight of gentle patterns on the ceiling created by the sunlight's
reflection off the water beckoned us to arise for a leisurely
Sails overhead, a gentle breeze, and
warm sunshine. Who could ask for more?
Diversions? Perhaps a few turns
around the deck or on the treadmill? An exercise class, Personal
Training, or health and beauty seminar? The Blackjack Tournament or
Art Auction? Shopping in the Signature Shop or web surfing in the
Internet Cafe? Our fellow Wind Surf passengers don't seem to mind a
bit that there is no Bingo or pool games. We're doing what we wish and
many of us seem to have chosen our favorite deck chairs for similar
activities... reading, needlework, napping. Wind Surf is a social ship and
conversations spring up poolside and in the hot tubs--a very popular
sea, WIND SURF in her natural element.
But wait, there's more! The most
difficult decision of the day loomed before me. Lunch. Did I have room
for a third lobster tail? Grilled lobster on deck... the very
height of decadence. Yes, I had room for three sweet, juicy lobster
tails, followed by a serving of Windstar's renowned Bread Pudding and
a complimentary Cappuccino. The food on our cruise has been delicious.
It goes without saying that the service by the Filipino wait staff has
been warm and attentive.
Wind Surf's Wind Spa raises the level
of shipboard pampering to new heights. Mind you, relatively speaking,
this is a very small vessel at less than 15,000 GRT. However, the spa is huge and the Steiner
staff offers every kind of relaxing pleasure imaginable. I wish I had
time to try all the treatments... most sound absolutely heavenly.
Aromaspa Ocean Wrap, Oxygen Lifting Facial, Ionithermie Algae Detox,
and Absolute Face & Body Treatment. Not to mention simpler
sounding favorites that are just as soothing--Swedish Massage,
Reflexology, and Foot & Ankle Massage (to name just a few).
As the day winds down, I can state
with certainty that I want to do this again and again... I've never
felt so carefree and relaxed.
Ibiza, with the greatest
concentration of nightclubs in Europe awaits our inspection tomorrow.
It's probably a good thing we're so rested and refreshed.
Day Five -> Ibiza, Spain
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