When I woke up it was light outside and 6:30 am. I went by Cafe al Bacio but learned they didn’t open until 7 am on sea days.
I found my husband at the Ocean View Cafe and caffeinated there until I could go back to Cafe Al Bacio for my usual. 🙂
We decided to have breakfast in the dining room so Steve could have Eggs Benedict. We were seated at a two top next to a lovely older couple from Norway. It was fun to chat with them during breakfast.
I went to the future cruise desk right after they opened at 9 am and was the first customer of the day. We booked a seven day southern Caribbean for late next year. It has three ports we have yet to sail to: St. Croix, Dominica and Grenada.
I was planning to just get an ocean view so we could select two perks but it was only $70 per person to move to balcony, so of course, I had to. It was $200 deposit and we also got $150 on board credit to make a total of $450 and a beverage package in perks. I’ll get more onboard credit when I transfer to my travel agent once home.
I asked about the birthday promo I had and Shea said my TA could apply but he couldn’t. Hmmm. I selected one of the sweet 16 cabins on the port side this time.
At 9:30 Steve went to the t shirt sale while I went to the cruise critic gathering. When I had signed up months ago for the cruise connections we were in our originally booked OV cabin. Since they don’t ask for booking number, my invitation didn’t follow me to our new cabin. However, the front desk gave me the invitation and I made it.
The officers came around and chatted with attendees for a few minutes before the meeting kicked off. Here’s a information sheet on some of them (click the image for the PDF).
There were cookies with coffee, tea, water or juice to drink. I chatted with a nice couple from Boston and Mark, the hotel director chatted with us. Very charming Irishman.
John, the CD, introduced the officers and then opened the floors to questions.
Each attendee was given 1 hour of internet credit. We gave our cabin number as leaving for that and received the card with a code that night or the next day. The trick though was to use it all in one session because it didn’t show unused minutes if I went on later.
The shirt sale was swamped each time we went by so we never saw the selection but I think it was a good deal by the frenzy.
I went to Taste of Summit and was disappointed. I thought (without any suggestion on their part) that this would be a talk about the food with sampling of a few dishes. Nope, it was flat out a sales presentation to get you to book specialty restaurants. They had tables with several of the selections from the menus of each specialty restaurant.
After taking pictures I left and did some reading until it was time for lunch. We went to the main dining room for the first time for lunch.
I had the turkey medallions…
and Steve had cobb salad.
We were both very happy with the selections.
For dessert Steve had strawberry shortcake which wasn’t what either of us expected. It was strawberry cake.
I had pecan pie.
Mine came with ice cream that I gave to Steve.
Then we spent the afternoon watching movies, napping and enjoying the sea from the balcony. In summary, a perfect sea day.
We went to the martini bar at 5 for pre-dinner cocktails and this time had a seat at the bar.
I tried the Fresca martini and loved it. Steve. We met a nice couple and chatted with them until we had to tear ourselves away and head to the main dining room.
and wedge salad.
Our entrees tonight were sirloin steak and rigatoni.
The rigatoni was just okay. I was getting pretty full so just had pistachio ice cream for dessert while Steve had creme brûlée.
We then went to the cellars master to listen to music by Pete the guitarist. W hen his set was over we went to the coffee shop to listen to Peter R. on piano and enjoy a nightcap hot chocolate with peanut butter cookies.
Clocks go forward 1 hour tonight.
Here is the Celebrity Today program (click to download or view the PDF).
If you missed the other parts of the recap the links are below.