Without the piano bar revelry, we had a great night of sleep. Sure, we hear a little noise occasionally from the lido deck above but it’s not long or as loud. We got up at 7 am and decided to make Grand Cayman a “sea day”.
Of course if we knew how many sea days were to come, we’d probably make a different decision. I didn’t receive the priority tendering instructions, but the room steward told me the time/place when I asked him about it.
I went to the coffee shop for coffee (they use Seattle’s Best number 3) and connected with T. We met up at the dining room for breakfast. I asked for a table for two since I wasn’t very awake yet and we were accommodated.
Carnival has a new port day menu it is rolling out across the fleet and it’s already on the Glory.
I ordered a banana and the broccoli cheddar scramble. It was good but strangely sweet due to the creme fraiche being stirred in.
T. had a bagel with lox…
and the new yogurt parfait.
She liked them both!
I then went by our original cabin (before the balcony upgrade) and the room steward said he had delivered something for me in there. Apparently, I need to tell my new room steward the number so he can be sure to pick up my stuff.
The macaroons were not edible after being out overnight but the strawberries and truffles were still good. We also had a couple of notices.
Someone lost luggage (how does this happen?).
Priority tendering instructions for Grand Cayman.
Then the regular tendering instructions.
We changed for the pool and there were only a handful of people there so had our choice of front row loungers.
I selected two on the end so we could move into the shade if necessary and spent the rest of the morning there. It gradually got busier as the morning went on.
I got a guy’s burger (pig patty) with fries and a ginger ale for lunch.
Another view so you can see the burger.
Finished lunch with a chocolate soft serve cone. My sister ate much healthier with soup and salad from the buffet.
I left the pool after 1 and had a siesta. It was great to finally catch up on my sleep!
Once the shore excursion desk opened at 3 pm, we bought a ticket for the beach at Mahogany bay that included the “flying beach chairs”, a clamshell with two loungers and two float mats for $50.
Then I followed the Seussical parade to the main theatre for story time.
It was really cute and Dustin, our cruise director, did a great job.
Afterwards I went to the future cruise talk. It was interesting but very long (we didn’t finish unti 5:15 or so) but I won the grand prize of the raffle so worth my time. It was for two tickets to an excursion in Cozumel (“Everybody Loves Rays and Sharks”). I found out afterwards that T. can’t do it do to neck/back injury exclusion so we ask if we can swap it.
I didn’t have time to shower AND go to alchemy bar so I just changed and made sure to get my predinner cocktail.
It was great as always!
At dinner we had another couple of women join us (Nicole and Chonda) who are sisters from Florida and, like the two from Georgia, on a premier casino cruise.
They had my bottle of wine from the front desk waiting for me and I had a glass tonight. I swear it’s going to last days plus I still have half a bottle from the steakhouse.
The starter menu.
I ordered the potato leek soup to start.
Followed by the grilled beef skewers.
Here is the menu for the entrees.
I selected the roasted chicken from the port of call menu.
Here’s the dessert menu.
My selection was the chocolate tres leches.
Our table was fun as usual. Afterwards T. visited the casino while I went to Getaway Island in the main theater.
It was very good and I enjoyed the story line and special effects including the 3D video portion (we were given 3D glasses). Afterwards I joined the cast dance party in the lobby.
Despite my nap, I was beat so went back to the cabin where T. had just arrived. Her shore excursion ticket for Miami was in the mailbox. Our room steward said he had to go get it at our original cabin. Ugh! They are never going to get it straight.
We did find this guy waiting for us.
We read and watched TV a bit before turning in and ordering room service for 6:30 am.
Here is today’s Fun Times (click for the PDF).
If you missed the other parts of the recap the links are below.
Next Vacation: Carnival Glory
Pre-Cruise Travel to Miami
Carnival Glory: Embarkation
Sea Day 1
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