Today the Nieuw Amsterdam is scheduled to arrive at Montego Bay, Jamaica at 8 am. We were up hours before then after a good night’s sleep.
After coffee in the Lido restaurant, we went to the main dining room for breakfast. I had a frittata with bangers.
Steve had eggs, bacon, hash browns and french toast.
We were just in Jamaica last year and decided to have a port Sea Day so got ready for the pool after eating. Our son and his fiancee were going to an all-inclusive for the day.
We got to the pool shortly after 8:30 and there were free loungers everywhere!
We picked two we thought would make it in the shade all morning (although that was too optimistic) and settled in.
We spent the next three hours in the pool, jacuzzi, reading and enjoying drinks.
The bucket of 5 Coronas was $29; way cheaper than those 6 beers my husband bought at Half Moon Cay.
This penguin kept us company until the pool area got a bit busier.
Anyone know what the words on the arch represent?
Once we couldn’t get away from the sun, we decided to go change and then get lunch at the buffet. It was good and the highlight was sugar free mousse.
We went back to the cabin and napped and relaxed until it was time to get ready for our evening aboard. The Carnival Vista was in port with us…
As was this MSC ship.
At 4 pm I headed to the BB King Blues club to get tender tickets for tomorrow while Steve found us a table in the Ocean Bar for happy hour.
It filled up here eventually.
We enjoyed the view, drinks and appetizers.
On the way to the dining room, I found our photos from dinner the night before and had them added to our photo folder.
YS and SF came a few minutes late but before we ordered. Tonight was the culinary council menu.
I had crab cakes for one of my starters.
The men had the bean soup while SF had sushi.
The second round of appetizers included salads (Steve’s caesar had a substitute for the romaine due to a recall) and zucchini soup.
Entree selections included prime rib, rigatoni and halibut.
For dessert I selected the sticky toffee pudding (very dry).
The other three had the sundae.
SF also ordered the baklava which although pretty was just two small pieces of puff pastry instead of true baklava.
We decided to skip the evening entertainment and spent the evening reading and watching shows on my iPad. This guy was there already.
Below is today’s Where and When. Click to open the full PDF.
Click here for the Montego Bay port guide (very little information).
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