Today is Tuesday, February 21st….. We crossed the International Dateline and lost the 20th. Tonight was the big party. The theme was Mardi Gras and it was quite the extravaganza…. This was probably the best party we have had on the Grand World Voyages….. Stein Kruse was here to host the party along with his wife Linda. The staging was quite elaborate, with a paddle wheel boat constructed in the pool. The crew worked very hard for weeks on this. The place was packed and after weeks of preparation it went exceptionally well. It was a great party!!!!