After reading for a few hours in a nice shady spot, I attended an ice carving demonstration by the pool. I watched in amazement as the crew member started chipping away at a 500 pound block of ice. It was over 85 degrees outside, so he had to work fast. I learned two things about ice sculptures: 1) They use hot water to freeze a block, because it produces crystal clear ice, and 2) They use gloves to handle the ice sculpture, as the oil from bare hands results in the ice melting unevenly. Here are the photos of the ice block, which eventually evolved into a fish sculpture.
On the left is one of the friendly ship crew servers, Paul from Poland who was busy making a tropical drink for a thirsty passenger. The entire Princess crew have been exceptionally attentive and very hospitable.
After dinner we went to see comedian Tony Daro. This was his second and final show on the cruise, but it was all new material and was a lot of fun. Thought this would be a good point in the cruise to share some fascinating and useless facts about the Sun Princess ship I am on:
70% of outside staterooms include balconies -- 411 total
Wrap-around promenade deck
24-hour buffet/bistro with 270-degree view over bow
4-story atrium lobby with ocean views
Two showroom theatres
Spa with ocean-view gym
Four swimming pools
Bay view listening library
Wine and caviar bar, patisserie
Hamburger grill, ice cream bar, pizzeria, wine and caviar bar and patisserie
Computerized golf center
Lavish casino, gallery of shops, business center
Tomorrow (Sunday) we arrive in Aruba, so it should be a fun day.