Larry and Barbara
Hilda Ben-Nun and daughter, Rachel Yonayov
Siri Tillekeratne, Teresa Schaeffer and Jack Eichenbaum
Jed Currie, Jill Turney, Pat and Spero Morfesis
The Tuscan Grill specialty restaurant
Our group before dinner in the Tuscan Grill: Jill, Rachel, Teresa, Kelly Scheimberg, Hilda, Cheryl Melvin, Barbara, Denise, Spero, Mark Pistolese, Pat, Laura, Jack, Siri, and Larry and Jed in front
Hilda and Rachel
Our galley tour with the head pastry chef
The galley for the Epernay Restaurant, deck four. Each of the 11 restaurants has its own galley onboard.
The color of the neck scarf indicates the level of experience: yellow, red, blue, green and black.
Head chef with the pictures of the food displays
The main dish components and design instructions
One of the pastry chefs
Officer Kostas and group event coordinator Angie White
Officer Melina gives members of our group a tour of the bridge of the Solstice
Visitors to the bridge look over some of the equipment. This small control panel handles all of the navigation needs for the vessel.
Corning Glass has a small museum onboard showing the tools and steps involved in glass blowing
Two of the glassblowers begin the process of creating a "cane pull"
Near the end of the process, the glass blower pulls the heated glass to create a thin piece of cane which is then cut into smaller pieces and used to make decorative glass items.
The glass needs to be kept hot in an electric oven during the process of glass blowing and shaping
Tools are used to make different designs
Some of the new pieces that have been made on this sailing
On the final day at sea, a charity auction was conducted to benefit breast cancer and school scholarships. The large multi colored vase in the middle fetched $5,000.
A conservation display of "Team Earth" on the 7th deck.
A towel rabbit for Easter
A towel monkey hangs around in our cabin
Spero Morfesis gazes upon a rainbow from his veranda.