Today’s the last full day of our cruise and it’s a port day in St. Thomas. The ship docked early but no one could get off until clearing U.S. immigration in person.
St. Thomas Morning
We had coffee and a pastry in the lido buffet and later went to breakfast at Taste after it opened. We started with fruit.
I had a bacon and (I thought cheese) omelette but apparently stead of saying cheese I said egg (confirmed by Sister T.)
SO I had a cheeseless omelette which was not that good. along with vey good corned beef hash. Sister T. had french toast.
After breakfast we got ready for the beach and fortunately the immigration process was going faster than projected. Our deck was called at 9:15 to the Manhattan Room. It was well organized and went fast even though the lines went from the front of the ship all the way from the back. Then we went back to our room to pick up our bags and disembarked.
We got a taxi fairly quickly and headed to Coki Beach. Our driver wanted to know when we wanted to go back and we said 2 pm (it was about 10:30 at the time). More about that later.
Chairs with one umbrella was $20 and our server, Wendy, brought drinks and food when ordered.
The water was definitely calmer in the afternoon; we even had some raindrops in the morning but it didn’t last long or get us very wet.
No alcohol for us today after the strong rum drinks at Tortola.
We stuck with coke/Diet Coke and I ordered jerk chicken.
Unfortunately, the peas and rice wasn’t ready even though it was almost noon so I got fries. The chicken and plantains were both very good.
After admiring the view, enjoying the water, watching the wildlife (chickens and iguanas) it was time to leave.
We turned a taxi away that was leaving when we were ready saying we were waiting for our lady.
Finally at 2:10 we gave up on her and went with another taxi. Sister T. kept an eye out and we never did pass the drive either. First time that’s happened to me.
Last Evening Aboard
Back on the ship, I cleaned up and then packed up my suitcases. At 5 pm, I went to Shakers for the last time. I had two Le Fizz and gave Ida a token of appreciation (yes money).
Sister T. joined me and we headed to the Manhattan room for dinner. We were seated at a table right on the dance floor.
Shortly after we arrived, live music (pianist) was playing for most of our meal.
We had a great service team.
I started with the wontons and Sister T. had French onion soup.
Then I had gumbo.
Sister T. had spinach salad.
For entrees, I had the sirloin medallions.
Baked ziti was Sister T.’s choice.
The dessert list had several tempting options.
I went with the salted caramel chocolate tart and it was so wonderful!
Sister T. enjoyed the honey creme brulee. We left happy.
I was tired after our beach day so headed to the cabin and gave our room steward his token of appreciation. After packing final clothes into suitcase, I put out my bag. It was already picked up by the time sister T got to the cabin an hour later to put her bag out.
Below is today’s Freestyle Daily. Click on the image for the full PDF.