Today we woke early excited to be visiting Cabo San Lucas.
First I had to deal with the cancellation of Mazatlan since that was the one port we had a pre-paid excursion from an outside company, Mazatlan Tours. I emailed them and let them know Hurricane Newton had resulted in the port being canceled and to please process a refund on our Stone Island Tour tickets. It was processed the very next day.
We had breakfast at the lido as we were up early and getting hungry. Plus no line at the omelette bar! There are three spots I believe for omelette (pirate pizza, deli and one of the main buffet lines).
The scenery as we were coming to Cabo was very pretty.
We saw many dolphins and fish from our balcony.
Our group got ready to go ashore and found seats at the priority debarkation spot, the Alchemy Bar. Shortly after, the line started moving and we got in place. Then it stopped while the Captain and Cruise director both announced they were assessing weather and safety. The CD told us if we heard the ship’s horn that means to return to the ship.
After waiting for at least half an hour we gave up and my husband and I went to the Serenity Deck where I found three poolside loungers for us and his daughter. We weren’t there long before it was announced the port was cancelled. It wasn’t a problem with weather at the moment, but the captain. Felt he would have problems getting everyone aboard at the end of the stay.
The Carnival Miracle would be leaving as soon as the Captain received clearance from the Mexican authorities.
It wasn’t long before the area became packed and the pool was literally standing room only. It was very warm and after enjoying a pina colada and enough sun for me, I headed to the cabin to shower and then look for food.
At this point, I didn’t have the new revised schedule as it wasn’t delivered to the cabins making passengers hunt it down so I didn’t know the dining room would be open for lunch.
S1 and I decided to get room service ordering a grilled Reuben sandwich and double bacon BLT respectively. I was surprised how fast it came. It was very good!
I took my camera up top to get a panoramic picture as we were still in port. The reason we stayed so long this time was due to a medical evacuation.
The CD had planned a full day of activities but I enjoyed reading a book; something I don’t get to do enough at home while my husband spent the afternoon at the pool.
After an afternoon rest, we got ready for dinner and had time for a pre-dinner cocktail at the Alchemy Bar. I was quite hungry so the cheese, olive and nut plate was greatly enjoyed!
While sitting there the captain came on and eventually got around to saying the current plan is to stop at Cabo San Lucas on the way back to Long Beach. A cheer went up!
Not long after it was time to go to dinner. One of the things I’ve noticed this sailing is the incredibly long line for assigned dining each evening. It doesn’t make sense.
Just three of us went to the dining room tonight and no one was thrilled with the menu but we made the best of it.
My husband and his daughter ordered shrimp cocktail and Greek salad for starters.
I had navy bean soup…
And the ports of call offering, scallops.
The soup was okay but not as thick as I’d like. The scallops were very overcooked and rubbery so after one bite, I was done.
For entrees, my husband and S1 ordered the everyday pork chop…
while I ordered the ports of call entree, pork tenderloin.
When I had a taste of mine, I didn’t care for it that much but my husband was willing to trade. He enjoyed it and the pork chop was very good.
S1 didn’t want dessert so she left a bit earlier than us.
Steve had pie of the day (peach) a la mode…
while I had the flan. We both enjoyed our desserts.
Everyone was tired from the sun today so we just went to our cabin for the rest of the evening where we found this cute guy.
Click the image below to see today’s Fun Times program.
If you missed the other parts of the recap the links are below.
September 2nd: Pre-Cruise Travel
September 3rd: Embarkation
September 3rd: Nick & Nora’s Steakhouse
September 4th: Sea Day 1
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