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More Towel Folding Talent from our Cabin Steward

Beautiful Gingerbread House Displays

Today is our last day at sea before we return to Galveston tomorrow. After breakfast, Joe did some email and we did our usual laps around the jogging track.

I brought some books to read and decided I needed to finish one of them anyway so I read for a while; the others must go back in the bags for another trip. I brought some needlepoint too but never got to that at all.

So, what's to do today? Well, we have the ever-important debarkation talk. Mark, the Cruise Director, will explain what we should expect and the process for getting off the ship tomorrow. A bingo jackpot of almost $1,200 lured us in; we're not very lucky with games of chance; but, what the heck...won't win if you don't try. We tried but didn't win.

After lunch, several other raffles were taking place in addition to jewelry sales, and an art auction. A walk for the Cure on deck lured us to do another mile around the jogging track.

The Holiday Show was a lovely Christmas show set by a Christmas fireside and featured song and dance to celebrate the festive season. Several of the children onboard participated as well and, of course, they all enjoyed a surprise visit from Santa. This was cute and well done by the Carnival Staff.

Our farewell dinner was excellent and the wait staff entertained us in between courses with their rendition of "Leaving on a Jet Plane". We said good-bye to our tablemates and spent the rest of the evening strolling around listening to music in the different lounges and discos.

I got most everything packed before we went to bed. We are due to dock around 7 a.m. in the morning.

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