Another beautiful day in the Caribbean (complete with rainbow)
So great to have a sea day with no work. Feel like a real passenger.
Had my usual great breakfast up in the Lido Café. The WCCSCandP breakfast just never seems to grow old and the coffee just keeps on coming. I eat everyday at the same table in the corner of the café. I don’t have a “personal” server at breakfast like I did on the Symphony but the service is still good.
Walked 3.25 laps after breakfast (2737 steps) – first time this cruise that I walked the deck.
Lunch was in the Trident Grill Area. Today I had the standard lunch (two scoops of tuna, gazpacho, salad bar). The gazpacho on this ship is wonderful and I could have it all day. Lunch was very good.
A total relax/read day up on the pool deck. All you need is a couch out of the sun and you are set. There may have been a mojito and some daiquiris in the mix, as well.
We broke up the day a bit by attending High Tea in the Palm Court. Today was a special tea time – Mozart High Tea – where all of the servers were in costumes reflecting the era of Mozart. The outfits were right out of Masterpiece Theater. The tea was good and the desserts yummy. The entertainment was piano and violin.
Black Tie Optional
We had dinner reservations in Silk Road, the other specialty restaurant on board. Silk Road is an Asian-South American Fusion restaurant (an interesting combination). The menu replicates the Nobu Style restaurants around the world (founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, these restaurants are award winning world class eateries).
That said, because or our dietary restrictions, we ordered warm mushroom salad, mushroom soup in own broth, tempura vegetables, black cod, salmon, and cold sobu noodles. The patrons clearly enjoyed the meal and the service was very good, but we are clearly not foodies. Next time, it will be Prego for our two visits.
Dinner at Silk Road
Tonight features a very different kind of Production Show - “My Life – the Music of Billy Joel” starred James Fox, who played the Piano Man on Broadway (“Moving Out” in 2006). The show was entertaining if not a little loud and the Crystal Singers did a great job as a frenetic back up group. The Dancers joined in on some of the numbers. It was a very entertaining show.
“Uptown Girl” (Valentina as Christie Brinkley)
“River of Dreams” Gospel Back Up Group
Lattes and tea in the Bistro finished off a nice day at sea.