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Sabins on the Sea - Day 7 - Sea Day #3

by Nina Sabin - Travel Blog

We can’t believe it has been a week since we started this two-month vacation. Our 50-day cruise is going to fly by. We are treasuring every moment.

It is amazing how on the sea days we have already established a routine.

Wake up between 6:30 and 7:00 am. No alarm clock, just our internal ones.

Then up to the gym for a workout. However, today was extra special because while working out looking over the ocean there was a pod of dolphins being attracted to waves of the ship. I took a video that I will be posting on our YouTube channel when we are in San Diego tomorrow.

Breakfast arrives in our room at 8 am. We love having room service and a customized breakfast.

Then we had a surprise today as anyone not departing in San Diego tomorrow and continuing on the rest of the cruise had to do a self Covid test.

There have been many additions to the Covid regulations that keep changing since we booked the cruise. Having to get the booster to be fully vaccinated, getting tested before coming onto the cruise, wearing masks until Oct. 10 indoors, and today having to take another Covid test.

We hope there are no more Covid related surprises.

We are continuing our bridge lesson. This was our third one, but it is going to take awhile to grasp the game. Good we have 12 more sea days on this cruise.

John likes relaxing by the indoor pool. It is great to get lounges by the pool.

I got to play Mahjong again today. I actually won one of the games and met some new people.

It is nice to be able to get fresh air. One of the decks are designed to walk around. Three times around is a mile. John and I are trying to build that into our sea days.

We really enjoy dinners in the dining room. We like sharing a table and meeting new people. They have catered to my gluten and lactose free needs. I love that I get to order my meal the day before so they can meet my digestive needs but still get amazing food choices. My favorite dessert they have made for me is Pavlova. I could have that every night.

We finished the evening by watching the singer again from the other night with a different repertoire. His voice is incredible.

Tomorrow around 200 people disembark in San Diego and 600 embark for the rest of the cruise.

We have never been to San Diego, so excited about tomorrow. Maybe we will be able to see the sunrise.

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