Today the Harmony of the Seas visits Royal Caribbean’s private island, CocoCay.
Going to bed early meant an early morning. Sister M was up at 4:30 and I followed her 20 minutes later. Found coffee in the cafe promenade and met my sisters there at one point.
We decided have breakfast at the main dining room since it opens at 7 am. We were seated right away and had great service. I ordered the fruit cup.
It was fine but I wish there was watermelon in it. Also had a croissant.
Then I had the bowl with vegetables. It came out at first without the eggs.
He quickly brought another one with the eggs. 🙂 It was good!
Afterwards we got ready to go have our perfect day at CocoCay.
We got off about 8:30 and there was a tram waiting for us to take from the ship to the tram stop on the island. Then there was another tram to go around the stops where we got off at stop 3.
Stop 3 is the oasis lagoon otherwise known as the pool.
We found four front row chairs to the right as you walk in which was a great location for the bathrooms, grill, smoking area and snack shack across the road.
We went to all of those before leaving. This is the view from our chairs.
There was a directory to keep us from getting lost (plus the map in the app).
The pool temperature was perfect and the only reason I got out was to get sunscreen on.
When the snack shack opened we went and had funnel cakes.
My sisters also had hot dogs. Back into the pool and then I had a coco loco drink with vodka using my diamond drink.
It was good but boy did I get brain freeze!
Sister T went back to ship around 11. At 11:30 when the grill opened Sister M and I had lunch. It was pretty good.
We then headed back to the ship as I’d had enough sun. There was a long line for the tram so we just walked back to the ship.
I was outside the Wonderland restaurant shortly before our reservation time of 5 pm when I saw the roving piano player in one of the elevators going up and down with passengers.
Sister T was running late so M and I were seated without her. Our table was right in front of the window and we got to watch zipliners, people riding the abyss, johnny rockets dancers and a colossal rain shower.
Loved the view! Our menu was waiting to be revealed.
Once Sister T arrived we used the paintbrushes and revealed the menu.
Here it is!
Our waiter Milo introduced himself and asked if we wanted drinks. I got the cocktail menu and ordered a “down the rabbit hole” with waiter’s choice on what color pill.
It was very good and only thing keeping me from having a second was needing to stay awake for the ice show.
Milo recommended he make our selections and asked about food restrictions. Sister M didn’t want any seafood and Sister T and I didn’t want raw seafood. We still had lots to sample! Then it was time to select entrees. We weren’t willing to let him bring selections so each selected our own and Milo will bring a fourth for us to share.
I got to say the spoon was hard to use for left handed folks.
We were advised to start with the liquid lobster which was good but just one bite.
Well, I actually had two bites because Sister M didn’t want the lobster. This was followed by the wonton soup which none of us really thought had any flavor. Needed salt.
Then Sister T and I had our potted shrimp which has sauce in the cup.
Delicious! Then we had our birds nest which I liked.
Sister M gave me hers.
This was followed by the crab cone.
I would ask for no wasabi next time — not a fan but otherwise loved the cone.
The garden vegetables were good and playful.
We ended our appetizers courses with a refreshing granite. It was the menu item named citrus seas shhh without the raw tuna.
It had a parmesan chip that was not crisp due to being in the ice. For entrees, I had the short rib which was wonderful.
Sister M had the pork belly.
Unfortunately it was dry and the apple slaw was overpowered by the mustard. None of us could eat it.
Sister T loved her halibut dish and it looked wonderful in person.
The entrée we shared was the branzino.
Unfortunately the tamarind sauce poured over it was not to our taste so it went mostly to waste. I did enjoy a couple of bites on the ends.
Then it was dessert time. We had all three and the one we liked best was the forbidden apple.
The world was very theatrical in presentation. Here it is before the caramel sauce is poured on it.
The sauce melted the shell to review the interior.
Unfortunately the caramel seemed burned because the sauce was bitter. Our final dessert was the mushroom garden which is beautiful.
I’m not a meringue fan and there wasn’t enough cake in the big mushroom. Did we enjoy the experience. Yes.
Would I go again? Not in the near future but maybe in a few years.
Then I swung by the room while they went to the casino before our ice show. I found this penguin waiting for me.
We met at Studio B. The seats in this venue are different than the other ships we’ve sailed with studio B and boy are they hard! The show, Icase, was fantastic and there are a number of very talented skaters.
I went by the pub afterwards and got a couple of sodas before heading to the cabin. Finished the evening watching TV and reading.
Here is today’s cruise compass. Click the image for the full PDF.