We spent most of our 7th day on the ship since we weren’t scheduled to arrive in Canada until later that evening. To keep us occupied, we checked out the different on board activities that the crew had prepared. We saw that there was an outlet sale at the Bernini Dining Hall so we went to check it out
I mostly looked around but didn’t end up buying anything. My parents bought a couple of souvenirs.
After this, we decided to head over to the Princess Theater where the Head Chef and Maitre D’ were holding a cooking demonstration to promote the ship’s cookbook.
They put on an entertaining show because the Maitre D’ kept teasing the Head Chef during the demonstration. The chef seemed seemed like a really serious person and the Maitre D’ made it his mission to get a rise out of him
After demonstrating a few of their recipes, they called the waiting staff up on stage to introduce them. Jerome, our waiter at the Canaletto Dining Hall, was there too of course. When the show was over, we were invited to take a tour of the ship’s kitchen.
Very clean, as expected. I was hoping to see a bunch of cooks preparing food but the kitchen was pretty empty during the tour. We mostly just looked at the equipment they used. However, they did have a few culinary art on display
Check out the details on this watermelon rose
When the tour was over, we made our way back to our rooms to rest
At 6pm, all the passengers who were asked to obtain a Canadian Visa were asked to gather at Vista Lounge . A Canadian Visa was one of the requirements for this tour since a stop in Victoria was part of the itinerary. It didn’t matter if you planned on staying on the ship during the stopover, you still needed to have a Canadian Visa because they check everyone’s passports during Day 1.
The reason we were asked to gather at the lounge was to make it easier for the Canadian immigration officers. The process was simple but it took a while. We were there for about 3 hours before we were allowed to leave. After making it through immigration, we gathered at the Princess Theater for our tour of the Butchart Gardens
We signed up for two tours that day, but they had to cancel the Butterfly Garden tour since we were a little behind schedule. We were reimbursed of course, but it’s still a shame since we really wanted to see it.