It’s our final full day of vacation which is a little sad. This week has flown by which I guess is a good sign.
We had breakfast in the lido before deciding to go to the pool for a couple of hours. We got out there at 8:45 and could not find two chairs together. There were less loungers to start with as a section of the deck was cleared for a sale as well as a lot of saved loungers.
We found two singles and was able to move the second one next to the first in the row in front of the pool. We were in the sun so put a lot of sunscreen.
The only problem were the kids in the pool. They were running, jumping, splashing and diving without monitoring by parents or HAL staff. This went on the entire time we were there.
Around 11 am we went to our cabin to get ready for the rest of the day. Our plan was to have lunch in the main dining room but after consulting the schedule saw the main dining room was not open for lunch today.
Steve wanted the Dive in Grill which he enjoyed.
I went with the buffet for meat and veggies.
It was very good.
After picking up our photos and making a visit to guest services, the next order of business was a nap.
After that I couldn’t put off packing much longer so got to it and finished pretty quickly. We had prebooked airport transfers (the port to Miami) so had the corresponding luggage tag.
It was $29 per person on the ship but $19 per person in advance. We also charged up all our devices in preparation for our travel day and then got ready for our last evening onboard.
We went to happy hour in the Ocean Bar and found a table for two by the window on the bar side. It was much louder than the other side of the ship but we had great service.
By the time we finished our drinks and appetizers it was time for dinner. The menu had some good selections tonight.
I had butternut squash soup to start.
Others enjoyed the pepper pot soup, grilled vegetables with goat cheese and prosciutto with melon.
Three of us selected the prime rib for the main course.
SF Francesca selected the veggies with Asian noodles. We all shared a plate of scallops.
The dessert menu also had a lot of good choices.
I had the first one which was this delicious chocolate dessert which I couldn’t finish.
Others had creme brûlée, butterscotch sundae, mango crisp and rum cake with coconut ice cream.
There was a parade of chefs and servers where they received warm applause that was well deserved. We said our goodbyes.
Steve wanted to get to bed early (he stresses over travel days) so we went to our cabin where I enjoyed some of the programming on demand before turning in. This seal (?) was waiting for us.
Below is today’s Where and When. Click to open the full PDF.
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