Basia Zarzycka Minerva Memories – Back at Sea

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Back at sea now on route to Naples and now the sea is calm and the sun is out. Minerva has two dining venues, a restaurant and a cafe — both with open-seating dining. In the main restaurant the Swan, breakfast and lunch include both menu and buffet items, while dinner is ordered solely from a menu.

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Jackets and ties are required in this venue at dinner only.

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The Veranda cafe has a casual dress code and buffet dining, with the same dinner entrees as those served in the main restaurant.

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When the weather allows it food is also cooked next to the swimming pool.

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The wheeler bar is next to the pool deck and is very popular before dinner.

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The Shackleton bar fills up after dinner and after the evening show.

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The Orpheus Bar plays live music for the night owls.

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Of the cabins, 126 are outside, 44 have balconies and a generous number are set aside for single passengers. All have showers, refrigerators, safes and TV’s.

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Cruises are geared to learning experiences with a staff of specialty speakers who are drawn from universities, the clergy, media and government services to provide in-depth understanding of the areas visited. Areas covered include culture, religion, history, politics and the natural sciences. Pictured below is the author Gervase Phinn.

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Each talk typically lasts 40 minutes, and the speakers are available afterward for further discussion, as well as during meals. Additional entertainment is limited to live music from a classical music troupe, a house band or soloists; a crew show; and films screened in the cinema and on cabin TV’s.

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The Library is well stocked with books and current magazines.

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I run my fashion workshops on sea days but I will tell you about those later, now its onwards to Oporto in sunny Portugal.

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