Diamond Princess – Sea Day 3

Introduction - Southeast Asia Cruise
British Airways Terraces Lounge - O'Hare Terminal 5
Cathay Pacific B777 Business Class - Chicago to Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific "The Wing" Business Class Lounge - Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific B777 Regional Business Class - Hong Kong to Singapore
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Singapore - Sentosa Island, Universal Studios, and SEA Aquarium
Singapore - Chinatown, Botanic Gardens, and Raffles
Singapore - Orchard Road and Diamond Princess Boarding
Diamond Princess - Sea Day 1
Kota Kinabalu - Sabeh Cultural Center and Lok Kawi Zoo
Diamond Princess - Sea Day 2
Vung Tau and Vietnamese Countryside
Saigon - City Tour
Sanctuary of Truth and Pattaya
Bangkok - City Tour
Ko Samui - 4x4 Tour
Diamond Princess - Sea Day 4
Singapore - Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Flyer
Qantas Lounge Singapore, Malaysian B737 Business Class, Golden Lounge Kuala Lumpur
Japan Airlines B787 Sky Suite Business Class – Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo
Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge Tokyo Narita
Japan Airlines B777 Sky Suite Business Class – Tokyo to Chicago
Recap and Final Thoughts - Southeast Asia Cruise

Today was our third sea day and also Valentine’s Day.  There were balloons and decorations all over the ship and the chef baked a special cake for the day.  Our room steward also created a swan towel animal.

We got breakfast and then claimed some chairs by the pool.  After that, we went to morning trivia which was Valentine’s day themed where we ended up with a respectable score. We laid out for a while by the pool enjoying the day off from sightseeing.

I go back and forth on whether a cruise is the best way to see this part of the world. The main problem for me is the “wasted” days at sea. We have 4 sea days which are nice for relaxation, but we can do that closer to home. At the same time, if we were sightseeing every day, we would get burned out and not have the same appreciation of the sights and museums. I guess we will just have to come back and do a land tour to see how it compares.

In the afternoon, there were two more opportunities for trivia. The first was name that tune. We did very poorly as it was definitely geared for the older generation. Later, there was general trivia where we did much better.

Once again, bad news came from the captain. We were not going to be able to call at Sihanoukville, Cambodia. It was a bit confusing since there was almost no rocking, wind, or waves at the time of the announcement. Instead, we were going straight to Laem Chabong (Bangkok). We eventually were able to get a tour booked for the additional half-day in Bangkok.

We spent the rest of the afternoon reading for a bit, working out, and getting some drinks at happy hour.

Then we got ready for dinner.

Sushi
Garlic Cream Soup
Seafood Soup
Spaghetti Carbonara
Chicken Pot Pie
Short Ribs
Souffle
Frozen Chocolate Cake
Ice Cream Trio

The show tonight was “Born to be Wild”. It was definitely the best so far with great songs and it was performed well. We walked up to Skywalkers Nightclub to see what was going on there.  It was dead, so we went back and listened to the party band again.

One thought to “Diamond Princess – Sea Day 3”

  1. Hi, you have missed Nothng by skipping Sihanoukville, Cambodia. I sailed this itinerary a few years ago. This was my least favourite port. We couldn’t wait to get back on board, loads of begets around. As you mentioned about land touring, for Cambodia you need a few days to visit Siem Reap for Ankor Wat and other temples plus Phnom Phem if you desire. As you know, the Angkor Wat temples are not accessible from this port anyway.
    Enjoying reliving the cruise via your blog.

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