Our arrival into Dublin was scheduled for 4:30pm, so we had a fairly relaxed start to the day. The sea was quite rough through the night and continued through the day as Azamara Journey travelled towards Dublin. We could really feel the ship move about in the 2 metre swells. The captain's advice was to "keep wide and low" when walking about the ship. It didn't look particularly elegant, but it got the job done.
We were in no particular hurry for that start of the day and it was after 10:00am before we made it to Windows Cafe for breakfast. We clearly weren't the only ones doing that - the cafe was quite busy and there was no signs of them closing down any of the food stations. There was no doubt that the ship’s staff were expecting a late start for most people with the scheduled time of our arrival in Dublin. Following breakfast we stopped in to listen to a presentation of upcoming cruise itineraries at the Cabaret Lounge and then we returned to our stateroom for a bit of email writing and relaxation. Was good to avoid walking anywhere on what felt a bit like a rollercoaster with the ship’s movement on the rough Irish Sea.
The weather did clear more and more as we approached Dublin and with the sea began to calm a bit as well. Not calm, just calmer. There was an officer’s barbecue in the main Discoveries Restaurant at 1:00pm - we took a look at it, but it seemed very crowded and we made the choice to skip it and had back to Windows Cafe for lunch instead. Following lunch we went to Mosaic Cafe for coffee before heading back to our room prior to the ship’s arrival in Dublin.
WHITEonline is the digital home of Gary & Linda White. We’ve been married since 1980 and live just outside Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Linda was born and raised in Toronto while Gary was born in London, England and moved to Canada at the age of 11. We enjoy travelling and taking photos while we travel. WHITEonline provides the opportunity to share some of our photos & experiences.