At 9:52AM came the final call for those disembarking at Southampton. At 11AM we went downstairs to deck 3 to Sir Samuel’s. We ordered our hot tea and sat there until almost 11:30 AM before sending my husband to the pub to ask when they were serving lunch. He came back with the answer that they were not serving it on a port day. All that was open in the vicinity was the Britannia Restaurant on deck 2, the lower level of the restaurant. So we wended our way down to deck 2 for the first time on either voyage this past year. We got seated next to the windows. A German group was seated next to us again same as last night. But most of the people in the restaurant were obviously Americans. My husband and I ordered pork. Our son ordered a sandwich and a salad. My son and I ordered bread pudding with vanilla sauce for dessert. My husband ordered chocolate mousse.
We proceeded down to table 248 on deck 3 upper level for dinner. It was the same table we used on the going voyage on June 3. It’s much better than the one we used the past two nights on the other side of the ship. More private. My son and I ordered the tortellini and the blue cheese salad. My husband ordered veal. My son and my husband ordered crepe suzettes for dessert. I ordered the cheese plate. We all ordered iced tea. We didn’t know this was the last time we were going to eat dinner here on the return voyage to Brooklyn because of certain noises that would develop in our room the next morning, booting us upstairs to a new cabin and new restaurant adventures.