First of all I must apologise for the lateness of this blog. This was due to a few unforeseen things. Firstly Gordon had sustained a rather nasty back injury the day before we came on board and was in rather a lot of pain whilst on board. We have since found out that he had cracked 2 vertebrae and squashed three other vertebrae in his lower back. This has culminated into regular visits to the hospital.
Also when we came off ship we moved into our new house which unfortunately did not have any internet and we have only just been connected. So my sincere apologies.
For those of you who wanted to know about our next cruise we are due to board Oriana on 23 May X706 and on the Aurora R708. Gordon is due to see the doctor next week and will advise him accordingly.
So here is the blog.
X610 29 June to 17 May
Wednesday - 20 APRIL 2016
After being dropped off at Heathrow airport at 4am our flight to Rome was very smooth and on time. We had a four hour stop over to catch our connecting flight to Genoa.
Embarked Tuesday 8 March 2016 - Oriana
Saturday 31/10. Our first class for waltz we had a full Manhattan floor. We had to teach in 3 heats and it was packed. Everybody enjoyed themselves and hopefully they will come again this afternoon. They all came back. We had a full house as we went through the waltz adding on a little more choreography.
Embarked on Friday 14 August 2015. Saturday and Sunday at sea . We also saw numerous dolphins and a very low flying French jet doing some research.
We had a fabulous cruise on the Aurora from the 14 August to 28 August going to the Baltics. We started in Bruges (well I thought it was Bruges but it was actually Blankenberg. A lovely little place, however it started raining and we got thorough wet through.
Then on Helsinki. A vibrant, bustling town but my goodness it was expensive. Gordon got attacked by seagulls trying to steal his very, very expensive ice cream.
We have just come back from a 17 day cruise (6th - 23rd Feb 2015) teaching ballroom dancing on the Oriana.
We have had such a fantastic time, meeting fabulous meeting, getting involved in a Strictly Come Dancing competition, Gordon being a judge on the panel and I was helping behind the scenes.