Today, we spent the day at sea crossing the Adriatic Sea from Dubrovnik, Croatia to our next port of Otranto, Italy. Our action-packed morning started with a presentation by the captain, who narrated the process of setting up the sails, which started at the spanker deck and moved to the bow. We watched as the 17 deck hands climbed up and down the masts to unclip the sails before using ropes to release them. In total, 26 sails were set in roughly an hour. Afterwards, guests were able to walk on the forward part of the bow and chat with crew members. Next, our photography instructor gave a presentation on smart phone photography. After lunch, we also did the Sea Cloud safari–a Zodiac cruise around the ship for photographs with a close-up look at the stern, where the boat’s original name can be seen. Our historian, Dr. Robyn Woodward, gave a presentation on The Normans Kingdom in the Sun later in the afternoon, followed by crepes at teatime. Before dinner, the captain hosted a cocktail party on the Lido Deck.