Well. the big performance day finally arrived. After a short dress rehersal, the 70 members of the Sound of Music Princess Pop Choir performed for other passengers in the ship's central Piazza. Our intrepid Choir Master, the Deputy Cruise Director Corey, showed up in full costume (see the picture on facebook) to add to the festivities. We made several mistakes, none fatal, but received standing ovations nonetheless. (Actually, everyone was standing for the whole thing.) Speaking for members of the choir, I can say we had a BLAST. Corey, a talented singer and dancer himself, was a great director, but it was his insanely sarcastic humor that kept us in stitches through every rehersal and the performance. We all agreed that it's been one of the most fun things we've done this cruise.
Otherwise, it was a beautifully sunny and cold day at sea. There were only a few of us who braved it out to the pool deck to hear our favorite band, Fresh Power, sing some oldies but goodies. The band looked like they were headed for the Artic with all the coats, hats, gloves and scarves they wore, but they did manage to perform perfectly.
The best news of the day was an announcement by the Captain that the woman who was evacuated by heliocopter is doing well. We learned that she had a ruptured appendix and would not have lived had she not been transported to a hospital quickly. We were all thanking God for this good news.
Tomorrow, we have the first of two stops in Ireland: Cork then Dublin. Can't wait!
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