Rounding Cape Horn and Dinner at Curtis Stone’s Restaurant “Share”

December 27th ~ At sea

Sailing past Cape Horn

A full day at sea which was briefly broken up as we cruised around Cape Horn, at the tip of South America, which marks where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans come together.

This is another “Cross it off the Bucket List” for many on our cruise, and the daily Princess Patter newspaper compared it to the “Mount Everest of Sailing”.  I must admit it was rather a non-event for me. I did have a little twinge of regret however at being so close to Antarctica and not going there. 

The rest of the day was pretty mundane comprised with a nap, reading, Tim playing a little Blackjack and me writing up some notes about our previous days activities.

Things perked up for our evening meal which was pre-reserved at one of the onboard specialty restaurants, Share. The menu had been created by Chef Curtis Stone. It consisted of six courses, as if we were not already getting enough to eat, LOL.

You can click this link to see the menu.

We had arranged to join new friends Roper and Susan, who we met while waiting in a long line to board our tender back on day 3 in Puerto Montt.

Tim, Joanne, Susan and Roper

Dinner was delicious and the company wonderful. We found out that we have much in common, and I sincerely hope that we will have an opportunity to enjoy another meal with them before the cruise is over.

There is an extra charge of $39 per person to have dinner in Share.

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that our itinerary is well-paced with a day in port, followed with a sea day, day in port, day at sea, repeat, repeat. That combination is just what we need to get caught up on sleep, rest, and get rejuvenated.

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Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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28 Responses to Rounding Cape Horn and Dinner at Curtis Stone’s Restaurant “Share”

  1. Kelly MacKay says:

    sound great.I have never been on a cruise/

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  2. Glad you’re getting both rest and enjoyment. I’ve never been on a cruise and mostly likely won’t ever go on one, but I can enjoy yours. 🙂

    janet

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    • Janet, I hope you get some idea of what taking a cruise is like from our blog. In short form, the ship becomes your transportation and hotel. There is constantly huge amounts of food available to eat and many people gain a few pounds during their time on board. The port stops are relatively brief, often about 8 hours or less which gives just enough time ashore to get a sample of what that town or country is like. I like to think of it as a preview to help me determine if it is somewhere we might like to return to spend more time in the future.

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  3. sheilsm says:

    Enjoyed your post. When you crossed the Horn, it reminded me of when we were in South Africa and visited the Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope.

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  4. jmnowak says:

    Aahh, Curtis! I’d heard about this venture. I’m glad you had the experience. And the good company.

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  5. Linda Hinchman says:

    I hope this question wasn’t answered earlier but did you have any problem with mosquitoes on your trip? Would love to cruise South America but mosquitos love me!

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  6. Bernadette says:

    Such a very cool thing to be at Cape Horn. I find cruising a very enjoyable way to travel because of the opportunity to meet new people.

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  7. joliesattic says:

    That menu looked scrumptious.

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  8. tippysmom2 says:

    Sounds like a heavenly day and the menu looks delicious. I think I would like the day at see, day of excursion, repeat type of trip too. Then you aren’t too worn out or bored. I guess if there really isn’t a difference that you can see in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, then I can see how it would be a disappointing non-event. But, you can say you’ve been there. Done that.

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  9. Terry says:

    The food is always so good on the cruises and I always over indulge. I do a lot of walking and NEVER use the elevators. Stairs help me not gain too much weight. LOL

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  10. Thanks for taking me with you! I agree with you in your earlier comment that Port calls are much like a preview. While I have only cruised the Caribbean, I’m thinking that a Mediterranean cruise might be a good first stop to discover several European countries. Thanks for taking me with you to South America! ~ Lynn

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  11. Arati says:

    Curious if there were differences in the color of the water where the two oceans meet.

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  12. Jill says:

    The menu looks great. We like to visit a specialty restaurant once on a cruise, so Share is definitely on our list. As experienced cruisers, we try to pace ourselves with the array of food and not go crazy like on our first couple of cruises!

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    • HaHa, we too made gluttons of ourselves on our earlier cruises. Now it seems like we overindulge for a couple of days and then cut back to fewer and smaller portions. By the end of two weeks we are back to eating a healthy breakfast, big salad for lunch and a smallish dinner. Sadly, though I indulge my sweet tooth too often at sea and have to cut that out once again when reality sinks in.

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      • Jill says:

        We do similar to you, but we can’t resist those freshly cooked dinner rolls! I have a sweet tooth and usually can’t say no to the desserts, especially creme brûlée. My husband’s weakness is the cheese plate. We always eat in the dining room – at least that covers portion control!

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      • Oh their rolls are to die for – and I normally don’t eat bread at all at home.

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