I can’t believe it’s already Friday and Harmony of the Seas’ last port of the cruise; Labadee. We plan to go to the same area as last time – Columbus Cove.
I was up early and after regular coffee at Cafe Promenade went by the Diamond lounge for a latte and a muffin — I think it was chocolate chip but it was very good!
My sisters met me outside the Solarium Bistro for breakfast when it opened. I just don’t like it as well as they do but it is much less crowded then the Windjammer. No omelettes to order and the veggie one they had on the buffet didn’t have cheese.
Then we got ready to get off. The all clear was at 9:30ish. Sister T decided to stay onboard so it was two of us. It was a very sunny, hot day. We walked to the tram stop and found one for Columbus Cove. Surprisingly it was still very empty. We found two loungers under a shady tree (plus the umbrella) and settled in.
I picked up my floating mat reserved pre-cruise and we headed out to the water. The water temperature was perfect. We both thought it got deeper sooner than in June on Allure. Who knows?
After enjoying the water I had to refresh myself with a labadoozie.
Then back to the water.
Then it was dry off time before heading to lunch — where does the time go?
For lunch we both had burgers, corn and I also had the rum cake. I tried the black beans and rice but it was too dry to eat. The cake was the best thing.
The back to the water. It was a perfect day for a great picture of the ship.
We finally got back onboard after 4 hours of fun. My pale skin can only take so much sun no matter how much sunscreen I use.
We showered and I rested — never could sleep. Steve is still dealing with no power, rotten food and not knowing when it will come back. I encouraged him to go to hotel since bridge opened today but he won’t.
It’s elegant night so I wore a dress to dinner tonight.
The wait for an elevator was crazy and even then I shared it with the piano! (sorry didn’t take a pic).
I started dinner with my favorite roll.
This was followed by the onion tart.
I had the French onion soup as well but it’s way to big a serving and the cheese is hard to eat all stuck together like that.
None of us ordered the lobster. It’s been inconsistent ever since startup so I just decided to skip it. I went with the barramundi but should have ordered another side since I didn’t like the fava beans.
The fish was very good.
Sister T had the spaghetti and couldn’t finish it so I got some of hers and enjoyed it. Sister M had the steak.
For dessert two of us had the molten chocolate cake while Sister T had crème brulee.
We split up until time to meet for the aqua show. We got good seats and waited and waited. The show “started ” at 8:11 with dancer but then we got announcement (after 7 minutes) that they were stopping for technical reasons. We apparently were too close to lightning for safety but after being told a few times it was close it finally restarted at 9:08. By then both my sisters had left.
The performance ended us being truncated and ended at 9:37. It felt disjointed with longer pauses than should happen normally. Probably because they had to figure out what was out and where to restart.
Other than that it was a good show. Wish I saw it in its entirety. I went to bed after that — it had been a long day.
Our luggage tags came tonight along with a mouse and cruise compass. Sister M had 65 which is the number for airport transfer (late). I’m 63. Both have same meeting place of royal theater with expected time of 9 am.
Here is today’s Cruise Compass. Click the image for the full PDF.