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  • Birds also figured in the dining decorations!




    ...and flowers too.

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    • Some guests had joined a watercolour painting group, and here beginners were encouraged to experiment with mixing colours and brush techniques.




      Later as the ship moved on to our next destination, the really serious birdwatchers lingered out on the aft deck. This couple were amazing, and so very kind in communicating their expertise, pointing out details and differences in bird species and showing me things that I would have missed entirely. Lists of species seen during the trip started to appear on the notice boards near Reception and always drew a crowd A delight of this kind of small ship cruising is the way staff and guests come together in sharing experience and enthusiasm and enjoyment with each other.

      It's already time to go indoors for a lecture on "The History of Costa Rica - Why Costa Rica is Costa Rica".

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      • Clipper
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        Ooh, watercolour group. I'd be in double-heaven.

      • yvneac
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        Me too.Learn about exotic birds with experts onboard must be great!

      • Clipper
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        Ah, exotic birds!! That would make it triple-heaven

    • So wonderful to see the continouation of your trip report.

      As you say, this is the essence of small-ship cruising - people are actually communicating between eachother in a more profound way: being it crew or other guests.

      I bet the buffet was inspired by the cook looking out noticing the birdwatchers on the aft decks. Attention to detail!
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      • If I may, here is an image from a viewpoint above ILA capturing the Serenissima we all love so much:

        2017_06_30 Serenissima IMG_4357 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        • Seagull
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          Thank you SO MUCH for posting this, and for flying your c-gull wings - which I know it can be a bit tricky around Ila - and capturing a special image of Serenissima in Trondheim. She looks so at home with the fortress and Tyholt tower as backdrop - and the sun came out for her, sparkling on the water. ♥
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