The bell tower and all the other buildings in the Field of Miracles had been cleaned a few years ago, and the marble really sparkled. I never had thought about it, but the cylindrical shape of Pisa's tower is unlike most other Italian bell towers, which are usually square like the Washington Monument. Since Pisa's Field of Miracles was built on marshy land, the other buildings have some "lean" in them also, but since they are not as narrow or tall, it is not as dramatic. We had to leave Pisa at 12:30, so mom and I split from the tour after a while so we could browse the many shops a little, have a gelato, and rest a little.
Back at the Nieuw Amsterdam by 1:30, we ate a late lunch and then took it easy in the afternoon. Mom and I had enjoyed the Tamarind Asian Restaurant so much that we had made reservations for another dinner there. I had the pork ribs and tempura shrimp appetizers, followed by the wasabi crusted fillet. Mom had the green papaya salad and the fillet. We split a dessert of a kind of mango flan/panna cotta accompanied by a mango sorbet. Very good (again).
The show was called "NYC" and featured the 11 production singers and dancers and the orchestra. Very good. It debuted on the Nieuw Amsterdam inaugural last summer and is appropriate since New York was originally called Nieuw (New) Amsterdam by the Dutch.
We were in bed by midnight after another very long day. No alarm the next morning--we would be sailing for Barcelona, our disembarkation port.