I could have taken a complementary shuttle back into town, they run all day and night right up until the time we leave. But we had a great time in town last night at the Church Bar, a former catholic sanctuary, converted to a restaurant and bar. There, I learned how to dance Irish-style (yes, me), enjoyed some Irish spirit and a wonderful dinner along with a healthy portion of good conversation.
This morning we toured Dublin in general and the Guinness brewery in detail as a group, then had nearly 12 hours on our own to do with what we wished. I talked to three different local residents, each with unique stories to tell. More on that later.
You see, we are here for two days, not part of one like I am used to from every other cruise I have ever been on. So tonight is West Wing night.
Sure, there are entertainment options both on and off the ship.
But there is absolutely no way I could sit at home and watch eight episodes of the West Wing, uninterrupted. I can order fine food and beverages with the remote control. Should I need anything else, my butler, Lyric, will be checking in on me from time to time.
“What? You’re not spending every minute of your time in the city, drinking it all in?” you might ask.
Nope. I’ve had enough. A healthy dose. And I found the Irish people to be warm, friendly and refreshingly English-speaking. So the West Wing it is.
Between episodes I’ll be answering your questions about Azamara Club Cruises. That’s next.
Did I mention that I danced?