Last night’s Captain’s Grand Voyage dinner was nothing less than exceptional…. We had about 45 guests there and about 15 of the ship’s officers. I was privileged to have been invited to sit at the Captain’s table with our lovely social hostess Jacky Inglis and 8 other guests. We started out with Malossol caviar, Jumbo shrimp and pate de foie gras which were delightful. Next we had a essence of roasted mushrooms soup. Our next course just blew me away, parmesan crusted Dover sole fillets which were perfection. Then it was time for the main course, sautéed filet mignon with asparagus & scalloped potatoes. The finale was an amazing desert. It was a very large plated with 5 deserts, yes 5…. it was amazing. The company was fabulous, the atmosphere & service outstanding and the food, fantastic. It was a lovely evening…. This morning, once we got out in front of some ugly clouds was great… It was a nice and relaxing day. We have had a change in plans, instead of getting to Sydney tomorrow morning we will actually arrive this evening. One of the guests needs shore side medical attention so we are steaming ahead to get to Sydney early.