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Day 13 - Key West (missed)
Monday, December 10, 2018   Related topics:
December 11, 2018 - Silver Spirit was scheduled to dock in Key West this afternoon at 1pm, but around noon, the Captain made an announcement that high winds would make it unsafe to attempt a docking maneuver. As a result, we get to enjoy another day at sea before arriving in Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow morning.

Even though Cruise Director, Jimmy Kovel, quickly arranged for a new activities schedule,  a day at sea just meant more time on our private balcony.

For lunch, we decided to go back to our favorite, The Arts Cafe, for more of their delicious sandwiches and other snacks served at lunchtime.

Some of the afternoon was spent packing for the trip home. Silversea has assigned us a 10am disembarkation which should give us plenty of time for a farewell breakfast in Atlantide.

For dinner this evening, we made a return visit to Indochine. A new menu has been introduced (there are two alternating menus) since our last visit, so we wanted to give it a try. Soon after we were seated, we were offered a welcome cocktail: a strawberry, pineapple and vodka concoction that was quite refreshing.

We also received papadum with a spicy pickle and a sweet chutney.

When the wine steward asked us what we would like to drink with dinner, we each ordered a beer. Rickee ordered the Singha from Thailand and I stuck with my favorite, Sopporo from Japan. Singha has a little higher alcohol content, but I find Sopporo to be smoother.

Rickee and I both had the Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Thigh skewer as a starter dish. They were delicious.

For a second course, I chose the Hot and Sour Soup while Rickee went with the milder, but no less flavorful, Egg Drop Noodle Soup.

Hot and Sour Soup

Egg Drop Noodle Soup

Both soups were delicious. My Hot and Sour Soup was a spicy broth with shredded vegetables and tofu chunks. Rickee's Egg Drop Noodle Soup was very flavorful and full of delicious noodles.

For my main course, I asked the waiter what was the hottest, spiciest dish on the menu.  He pointed to the Spicy Lamb Rogan Josh and even issued a warning about how spicy it was. I told him to "bring it on," and did he ever! Silversea is one of the very few cruise lines with the courage to serve a truly hot and spicy dish. The lamb was tender and delicious, and the rich, brown gravy could have burned a hole right through the hull of the ship. I was sweating and tearing up. It was wonderful!

Spicy Lamb Rogan Josh

Rickee ordered the less fiery Glazed Chili Pork Ribs. While they still had a little kick to them, they were mild compared to the lamb. The ribs had a good flavor, but were a little overcooked and dry. We also enjoyed two rice side dishes to accompany our main courses. We were so full from our meal that, once again, we were forced to skip the dessert course. I look forward to my next Silversea sailing where I get to order the Lamb Rogan Josh again!

Sadly, tomorrow we will be disembarking Silver Spirit in Port Everglades. Watch for our final, full review of our 13-night Silver Spirit cruise.

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