Crossing the Line
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For dinner last night we decided to visit their newly created specialty restaurant. Unlike the big mass market ships, dinner is a fixed three course menu with no selections. Last night it was duck leg for the entry, which didn't really appeal to the three of us. The specialty restaurant has only been in existence for 11 days, and they were evaluating the concept on this ship to see if it would work on the rest of the newer ships in the fleet. It was very good, and we will definitely visit again. The charge was about $30 and you could order between three and five courses, with the cost dependent on how many courses you ordered. We opted for four.
Between 7am and 8 am this morning we crossed the Artic Circle heading north. As is the tradition on all ships, King Neptune paid us a visit and initiated those who had not visited the realm before. I have crossed several times before and did not have to get re-initiated.
After the ceremony we continued North to our next major stop of Bodo, Norway. As we are a month after the winter solstice, the towns near the artic circle have returned to some sunlight for several hours per day, but the sun only gets a few degrees above the horizon.