We had the morning free so we took our time and had breakfast in the restaurant instead of the buffet. An envelope offering a couple of new tours was on our door this morning. We found a couple that we liked better than what we originally signed up for, so we when down to the tour desk and switched to the new ones. Regent includes almost all tours in the base price, so there are no money concerns switching from one tour to another.
Our last stop was at a historic mission called The Elms. Guides in period costume took us around the various restored buildings, telling us about the history of the missionaries and the Maori tribes in the area. It was a really interesting tour.
I think Ray & I were the last passengers to board. Our bus was a few minutes late getting back to the ship and we were the last in line going up the gangway. The ship pulled away from dock a few minutes after we got to our room.
The captain's welcome was scheduled for 6PM in the theater, but we skipped that and went for dinner. On the first night we tried the more casual Italian restaurant on the upper deck and the food was excellent. This time we tried the main restaurant. Ray had prime rib and I had a lobster tail prepared in an unusual, delicious brown sauce. I had a no-sugar added chocolate cake for dessert that was fantastic.
Tomorrow the ship doesn't get into port until 11AM, so we'll have another easy morning.