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Old 04-07-2014, 11:00 AM   #76
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Yay! So glad to see that you are updating your TR. :-)
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Yep, it's called being in extreme work avoidance mode !!
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So pretending I’ve fascinated you with glorious tales of what was apparently our very forgettable breakfast (Dh thinks this was the morning where he went up to BBB and brought back snacks), we’ll move on to when we finished getting ready for Cozumel.

This was the only port where we had booked an excursion through Disney. Originally we had the San Gervasio ruins and beach break tour booked.

Now this is the confession portion of our trip report: we lied to our children. Yes. Yes, it’s true. Although technically it wasn’t so much we lied, as we just forgot to tell them something. No, no…actually we lied.

When we first told the kids about the cruise, we had the excursions already booked so gave them all the info on what we were doing. But somehow we ‘forgot’ to tell them when we changed to the dolphin encounter at Chankanaab Park! We continued to wax rhapsodic about how much fun we would have walking around the ruins…and they never suspected a thing.

Without going into too much detail or standing on too high of a soap box, I have ethical objections to the so-called dolphin adventures and had refused to even consider them when we first start planning. Somehow my ethics got derailed and the next thing I knew we were slapping on ‘dolphin encounter’ wristbands and waiting in Diversions with the rest of our tour group. There. I’m a hypocrite. Now I have to live with myself. Well, actually Dh has to live with me, so really he’s the one that deserves the sympathy.

Anyhoooooooooo…..back to the post-breakfast scene...we packed up our swim gear, sun screen, towels, assorted odds and ends and wandered down to Diversions as per our excursion instructions. We were banded and released into the wild…oh wait, no…we had two wristbands, presumably these told the powers that be what we had paid for.


We also got our excursion stickers – we were in the Timon group (Timon’s the meerkat, right? Is it meerkat or meercat? I know we have a mere cat. But that’s different.)

We grabbed a booth at Diversions and waited as the people wandered in and the CMs got them organized. The checker board came out and Dh and V entertained themselves for a while. K on the other hand, was starting to catch on to why there was a photo of a dolphin on her wristband. I was trying to distract her before V overheard her.

Look! Look at the pretty baseball painting!
(Hey, at least I didn’t tell her to look at the flowers!)*


* disturbing reference to The Walking Dead

Eventually we were herded off the ship. It’s a looong walk down that pier. At that point we were fresh and raring to go. Later, it was a different story.



The Mexican Navy (?) was doing some sort of exercise right next to where we were docked.


It was actually rather interesting and I would have liked to have been able to observe for a while, but no rest for the wicked and we kept walking.

We met up with our tour guide and as he explained the system to us, the penny dropped for V.

I know she says “I hate you” but we know she really means “I love you” LOL….

From there it was a long, meandering walk out of the port area, across a walkway into a mall type area, around a hundred corners, down a few escalators (okay, I may be exaggerating a bit) until we finally got down to the street area…Our guide (I think it was Arón) was in charge of assigning us into taxis that would take us to Chankanaab Park. It was a quick and fairly painless process to get to Chankanaab. And yeah, I just like typing Chankanaab. Once we piled out of the cab, we had to wait for the group to reassemble and our tour guide to arrive (he came last to make sure everyone got there).

This is one of the main reasons why we went with private tours for the other ports – I hate being part of the herd and playing the hurry-up-and-wait-game. Fortunately there was lots to look at and distract us so it didn’t seem that long that we waited. Our tablemate and her daughter had also arrived by cab as they were doing the dolphin swim on their own, so the kids entertained themselves as well.


Once he arrived, the tour guide gave us the low down on what we could see and do there, highly recommending everyone try the real handmade tortillas there as opposed to the ones from Taco Hell. We were also advised/warned/threatened that the last cab would leave for the port at 3:30 so we MUST NOT BE LATE. I take these warnings very seriously as I have no desire to be standing on shore watching my ship sail away without me <sob>.

We were in one of the first groups scheduled for the dolphin encounter so we and many others were directed to the ‘dolphin guide’ (for lack of a better term!). We were shown where the lockers were (free!) and given time to change before congregating again at the dolphin pools.


You can’t put on sunscreen before entering the dolphin pools unless it’s biodegradable so we were glancing nervously at the sky and wondering how long before we fried like an egg! We were lined up by the pools – I think there were three or four of them? – and had to leave our hats & sunglasses, etc. in a bin while we waited for our guide to let us down the stairs, into the pool. We walked down onto a ledge until we were about chest high in the water. We all had lifejackets on, and poor K sometimes could stand and other times we had to hang on to her to keep her from floating into the pool itself.

We had a mama dolphin and her baby in our pool. We were told to make sure we did not try and touch the baby or mama might get upset with us. Poor K got worried because baby swam by her and touched her and she was most concerned that this would get her into trouble. We had to reassure her that if baby wanted to say hi, that was fine and nothing she could do. We just didn’t want mama dolphin to think we were trying to hurt her baby. At least I was hoping that was the case. Either way, mother dolphin didn’t go all mama bear on us so I guess we were okay.

We spent…oooh…at least a half hour or more in the water. There were about 12 of us altogether and we all got turns with the dolphin. Ugh..I’m so embarrassed I can’t remember mama dolphin’s name! The trainer would tell us to hold out our hands and then direct the dolphin past so that we could touch her. Then each person got to ask the dolphin to dance, or jump and of course, offer a kiss. I do feel guilty but yeah, I really enjoyed it and it was really, really cool. Damnit.



Once you’re out of the water, they take you blatantly through the store area so that you can order your photos. Um. Yeah. Very cool photos. You’re not allowed to take your own pictures so if you want pics you have to buy them…and you’d better be prepared to mortgage the house to pay for them! We had budgeted for a deposit on a future cruise which we no longer needed (more about that still to come!), so I rationalized buying the CD that way. Or maybe it was all the time we spent in the hot sun. Either way, we ended up with some very nice – and expensive - dolphin photos.

Once the order was placed, it was back to the lockers to get some clothes, the camera and sunscreen! The girls wanted to stay in their swim suits because, K especially, they were eyeing up the pool. But the sea lion show was just starting so we ducked in for that while we had the chance. At the end, V decided she had to get in line for a photo. Hey, guess what? Paid for that too LOL.

We went to check out the eating choices as we were getting pretty rumbly in the tumbly. There was a sit down restaurant with a buffet option right there that we opted for. Because it was right there. It was okay – it was food. It wasn’t cheap but certainly not outrageous, all things considered. Everything was priced in pesos which was kind of refreshing, but hard on my mathematically disinclined brain. I’m used to doing the Canadian to US conversion easily enough but to go from Canadian to US to Pesos just about made my head explode! So I tried not to worry about it. K was the only one who ordered off the menu – I can’t remember what and I don’t think she ate much anyway, because she was pouting at having to be inside (shade, glorious shade!) when there was a pool waiting for her.

When we finished up we made use of the facilities, at which point I had to explain to V to NOT put the toilet paper in the toilet. And no, I was NOT joking. She was not amused. Welcome to international travel, my dear…you go with the…er…flow!

Then finally, the kids were released to frolic in the pool. Which they did admirably. I joined them briefly, while Dh returned to the lockers to..I can’t remember why…probably to get the rest of our stuff. The kids loved the pool – and once we realized there was a SWIM UP BAR, then so did we. The drinks weren’t nearly as good as on the ship but hey, it was a SWIM UP BAR!


Eventually I got restless in the pool – after all, we have pools back home (sadly lacking in SWIM UP BARS) so wheedled the kids into getting out so that we could check out the beach/lagoon area.
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DH and I have come to love Cozumel, despite it being considered the "dud" of the Western ports. I guess it grows on you.
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From what we saw of it it seemed very nice - safe & clean & friendly. Of course, the only other Mexican port we can compare it with is Ensenada
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From what we saw of it it seemed very nice - safe & clean & friendly. Of course, the only other Mexican port we can compare it with is Ensenada
I think so. Clean, super friendly and tourists are Primo Uno. We've been there 4 times now and love it.
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Cozumel - Part Deux

So out of the pool and we carted our stuff the oh….less than two minute walk to the beach! Although not big, it was a very nice area, with strange looking hard plastic beach chairs, presumably free for the taking because we did and nobody protested.



From the water looking back to the beach. Notice how the chairs in the shade are occupied.

I believe there was a spot to buy drinks, etc. to the right.

This would be fun - a glass bottomed kayak!


The girls spent some time checking out the fish in the lagoon. And the K once again felt the need to cartwheel. Thankfully the beach wasn’t crowded so she could cartwheel to her heart’s delight.


It was starting to get a little late in the day so eventually we had to shoo the kids off the beach and over to the outdoor shower area to rinse the sand off and put on some clothes again. It was becoming painfully evident that Dh and I might have caught just a titch too much sun.

We still had to go back to the shop to pick up and pay for our gold-plated photos. Oh, and my tourist photo! There’s a lovely dolphin sculpture near the shop that I wanted a picture of the kids with. So only two things left. Pfft…no problem.

First things first – back to the shop for our photos. Problem. We and everyone else there had the same idea! It was wait in line for the photos. Then go into another line and wait to pay. Part of the ‘special’ package was the kids got free t-shirts so we had to grab those in the right size (there, here’s your souvenir kids!). The clock was ticking ever closer to 3:30pm so I sent Dh and the kids back to the meet up area to make sure we didn’t get left behind! (Meanwhile I was weeping internally at the lost opportunity for the sculpture photo. I’ve gone through every picture and I didn’t even manage to get a piece of it in the background anywhere! I guess we’ll just have to go back so that I can cross that off my to do list.)

Finally we finished the business part of the deal. Everything again was in pesos so the cynical part of my brain wondered if we had just gotten taken to the cleaners somehow (note: no, we didn’t). I ran back to meet up with the others and Aron popped us into a cab with another family. It’s only a few minutes drive back to port so really, I was panicking about nothing (DH may have even tried to mention that at the time but because he is an intelligent caring man, I believe he realized keeping quiet was in his best interest). Even had we missed the excursion-provided cabs, we could have caught one on our own for only a few bucks. And then I would have had my dolphin sculpture photo. Sigh…Hindsight and all that...

Back at port – or rather – back at the mall that you have to walk through to get to the port, we were hoping we could remember all the turns and stairs and what have you to find our way back to port. This time we didn’t have a tour group to follow as everyone had come back at their own pace. It really wasn’t a problem as most people were all heading the same way.

Now that we were so close to the ship, I relaxed a bit and we shopped as we moved through the port. All aboard time was 4:30 so we knew we had a bit of time to relax and enjoy the air conditioning. K picked up another turtle for her collection. Then the guy making the personalized bracelets caught her eye. Please mommy please please! I’m sure she already has one but for $8 now she has another one. We had to wait while the guy made hers as her name wasn’t one of the pre-made ones. V wandered the shop to pick out a souvenir (a recorder) and Dh gazed longingly at the selections in the duty-free.



Finally the bracelet was done so we headed off…nope, not far. Had to stop for a photo op with golden boy.


I snapped this photo surreptitiously as I’d already dumped my change in the tip jar for golden boy so felt too guilty to get the kids to pose with him.

Finally, we made it back into the port area. As this was our last port, Dh decided he couldn't wait any longer and went into the duty free in search of a bottle or two. I waited outside with the kids. I was in desperate need of a drink of the day (or two!) so didn’t want to tempt fate by strolling through shelves of alcohol!



V practiced her recorder while we waited. I tried to get her to put her hat out for donations to help pay for the trip but she wouldn’t do it.
Sheesh. Kids today!

Dh came out with his haul and we started back to the ship. Remember how earlier that day we had skipped along that pier, fresh and excited to start the day? Yeah, well, it was a completely different kettle of fish heading back the other way. I swear that they came in while we were at Chankanaab and extended that pier buy at least three miles (or five kilometres for my fellow Canadians! And I didn’t help by making them stop every few feet for another photo opportunity. Eventually I just started taking pictures of their backs.



Wait! Wait! I want a closer look at the tall ship!

But I'll settle for photos snapped as we trudged along...




Back at home I googled the ship to find out where it was from (Chile) then wished I hadn't. <shudder>

Happy thoughts! Happy thoughts!

Pose! We can’t pass up a chance to get a picture with Donald and the kids.




Hey, at least technically we were back at the ship now.
Oh wait, as you turn the corner you realize you still have another pier to walk!


But at least you can glimpse the shade tents and those glorious fruity, cold water dispensers.

Not to mention, the 'welcome home' banner!

As we got closer, the CMs were also directing people to the bow entrance, as the line there was shorter. But that’s farther! And there’s no glorious cold water there! So we lined up to get some water…



...and then walked to the bow.


Look up! Look way up!


How glorious are those cool towels they give you when you board?! A little bit of heaven to freshen you up and make you feel human again!

Back at the cabin it was coming up to 4:30 (well, I suppose it was coming up to 4:30 in the rest of the ship too..) so we went out to decompress on the balcony while the kids watched cartoons.

Hey, look what magically appeared!

We relaxed and watched the groups of people wandering along the pier. Um…why are they wandering? All aboard is 4:30 and it’s already 4:30. Why are they not running?! We sat and watched till past 5pm and were amazed at people’s casual attitude. I was practically panicking about only getting back to port an hour before all aboard! I can’t imagine being half an hour past and just strolling along the pier! Maybe they had secret information that we didn’t about when the ship would actually leave.

We did finally pull away about 5:20 or so and yes, I was a little disappointed to not see anyone running frantically along the pier, screaming Stop, Stop! I wanted to sit there all smug thinking ‘ha, we made it back in time’. But no, the only people left on the pier as we pulled away appeared to be people that should be on the pier. Darn. Maybe next time.
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Oh, and I forgot to mention that we'd had grand plans of being back to the ship by 4pm for the Tropical Holiday Deck Party. Obviously we didn't make it. And I didn't really care. Ordinarily I'm all about the Christmas fun. But really? At 95 degrees it just wasn't getting me in the holiday mood. Well, the non drink of the day type holiday!

Having freshened up and recovered from my disappointment at the lack of 'pier runners' (psst...the tequila sunrise - or was it sunrises? - helped), I took K up to Deck 9 because she really, really, really wanted to get her hair braided. All week we'd walked by the poor girl at the hair braiding booth and she looked so booooooooooooooooooooooooooored! And of course when we went up there, there was a line. We waited for a while but there were enough people ahead of us that she wouldn't get a chance to do K's hair. She told us she'd be back tomorrow morning at nine, and we should get there a few minutes early to be first in line. No problem. 8:45ish. AM. We could do that!

I'm guessing that we had to recharge the camera batteries as there are no photos between tequila sunrise time and dinner. Really? Three cameras and not one photo?! Weird. Maybe it was the Caribbean Triangle or something

But it was back to assemble the family and head down to tonight's show: Dreams. I confess we saw it on our first cruise and I was very 'meh' about it. I'd heard so many people just rave about it and it just didn't live up to my expectations. So I might have suggested skipping it but DH and the kids really wanted to go. Go we did and I'm so glad. It must have been all in the state of mind because this time I thought it was fantastic! But don't listen to me or you might set your expectations way high and then be mad at me .

Dh and I were also working our way through our carry on wine so nothing like enjoying a glass while watching the show!

After the show we snuck into Wavebands for the "So you think you know your family" show. The quiz shows were on my must do list because we hadn't made it to one on our first cruise. I'm still disappointed DH and I didn't manage to get to the match your mate (or whatever it's called). I'm sure we would have found that entertaining (or maybe we would have been the entertainment!). The family show was cute. It's so fun to have all these nightclub type venues to go to and know that you can just hang out with your kids and have a great time. I *love* Disney for that!

But now we were getting close to the night we had been waiting for...Captain's Gala. And we knew that meant ... LOBSTER!


Again we were in Animator's Palette for dinner. It really was starting to feel like our regular hangout! The kids had been coached to order lobster. But I don't like lobster! Did I ask? I said order it!

And then, my children let me down <sob>. One job. Only one job we gave them and they let us down! Sigh....some day they will have children of their own and know the depths of their betrayal (of course you all realize my kids will read this and hey, mother's day is getting close. Just sayin')

Luckily DH is my knight in shining armour and threw dignity to the wind. Which is better than...oh, never mind . So we settled for three lobsters between the two of us. Oh my, I felt so decadent! And crowded, once all the lobsters arrived!


I've read ambivalent (and some downright negative) reviews of the lobster. I've had fresh lobster in Nova Scotia and no, it certainly wasn't on par with that. But it was lobster. And it was 'free' (sort of) and we could have as many as we wanted (I assume they must cut you off at a certain point but as we just stuck with our three I'll pretend that it was all you could eat ). And how often can you get your server to pull your lobster out. Omg, I just cracked myself up! That sounds like a horrible euphemism. Hey honey, come pull...oh, never mind .

Then somebody ordered lava cake for dessert!

Actually I ordered it as well. I can't remember what DH had but he really wished he'd ordered the lava cake as well. Unfortunately by the time he realized that, our lava cakes were <ahem> gone so we couldn't even share. Oh darn. Sorry 'bout that, sweetie!

Our tablemates had eaten at Palo this night but joined us for coffee afterwards. They raved about their Palo experience....until I casually mentioned the lobster. "There was lobster?!?!" Um...ooops..? I guess not everyone knows what the Captain's Gala menu means. If I hadn't been so full, I might have felt guilty.

After coffee and chat, DH and I waddled down to watch the Michael Harrison 'adult' ventriquilism show. Hehehe...I felt so naughty. The kids had gone back to the cabin to watch cartoons so we were footloose and fancy free! Well, for the 30 minutes until I couldn't stay awake any longer. The show was very entertaining. And 'adult' only in the sense that there were only adults there. I don't think there was anything in the show that my kids wouldn't have enjoyed.

Back at the cabin, the kids had left this fellow up to greet us!

Next up: the update I've been dreading...our last full day <sob>...

Photobucket is sending me cranky messages about 'exceeding my bandwidth'. Yeah, well, I've been exceeding my waistband ever since I got back from the cruise so what of it!? I may have to wait to upload the pics from the last day. I took a LOT of pictures on the last day. It was a vain attempt to try and capture every last detail of the ship in case I never got another chance.

Oh dear, I need another tequila sunrise now....
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I love the lobster too, although I'm not thrilled with the beans and rice that it's served with, so all the more reason to eat more lobster. Last time I ordered the vegetarian risotto with the lobster on top of that - it was YUMMY!!
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I love the lobster too, although I'm not thrilled with the beans and rice that it's served with, so all the more reason to eat more lobster. Last time I ordered the vegetarian risotto with the lobster on top of that - it was YUMMY!!
LOL...same here! I wondered who looked at lobster tail and thought 'Beans! They'd be perfect with that!' I'll have to remember about the risotto - that would be an awesome substitution. I did eat the rice and it was okay. But yeah, really that was just something to get through before getting to the main attraction .
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So, the final morning <sob>...the final 'real' morning anyway (debarkation morning doesn't count)...

From the depths of my despair, I again spent the early morning wandering the ship. At least I waited till after sunrise this time.

Geez, I hope I didn't come across as some creepy, cruise ship stalker!
And if I did, the only ones who would have noticed would be other early morning cruise ship stalkers and the CMs.

And after reading some of the stories on the disboards
I refuse to believe I could be the weirdest passenger they've seen!

So up and about. What's the first thing to take a picture of?

Well, the carpet of course!



Caution: Photo intensive morning walk.

I was determined to take pictures of any and all parts of the ship so that
I could hopefully recreate the experience through the long winter nights at home.

Some of the photos I look at and think "Really? I really needed a photo of that?!"

Case in point:

That, dear people, is what the walls inside of the elevator look like.

Oh, and to complete the set:

The floor!


Obsession. It's not just a perfume.


Anyhoo, moseying along...Here's a photo when you look through the elevator window:


Before we went on our first cruise, I remember being all worried that I would get lost on the ship and
would never be able to find my way around.

How relieved was I to find out there is excellent signage in key places.

Like above the elevator doors:


Okay, enough with the elevators already...!

Let's 'cruise' through the atrium:




No line up at Guest Services



...or at Port Adventures!


Sigh...some day I want my living room to look like this:






My fave dining room!


The hallway out of the Atrium, walking past Tritons to the Promenade Lounge


Bored yet? That's just the start....

But I promised the dog over an hour ago that I would take him for a walk and he's doing the guilt stare at me so really gotta go...
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I am really enjoying your TR and am very sad that you are coming to an end. But I love the last day photo walk! I think I can never see too many pictures of those wonderful ships and yours are really good ones!
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Love the review! We're doing the Wonder out of Miami in January and going to Cozumel. My daughters have their hearts set on the Dolphin encounter, and while I have ethical objections to it, we're doing it. I figure it's a one and done and I won't have to repeat the experience again. Glad it looks like a decent excursion, I am a bit bummed about the photos though. Between the arm and leg for the four of us to go on the excursion I was hoping they would be reasonably priced, oh well pictures or college right!!?!
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Love the review! We're doing the Wonder out of Miami in January and going to Cozumel. My daughters have their hearts set on the Dolphin encounter, and while I have ethical objections to it, we're doing it.
Glad I'm not the only one with mixed feelings

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I am a bit bummed about the photos though. Between the arm and leg for the four of us to go on the excursion I was hoping they would be reasonably priced, oh well pictures or college right!!?!
LOL...We keep whispering in the kids ears when they're asleep...scholarships! scholarships!

The entire picture package - so all prints & the CD (and the free t-shirt! can't forget the free t-shirt!) was...$270 US...I think. Somewhere I still have the receipt so will double check that later. You can buy individual photos for around $40 per print...but by the time we picked out the ones we liked, it was already a better 'bargain' to buy the package (and get the free t-shirt!) And we must have gotten two free t-shirts really because both kids came home with one.
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Walking the Wonder (still)

So from the Atrium we head to the...

Stairs!
(Hey, and I even snuck in more elevators)
and an early morning selfie


The brothers:

Roy


Walt

(All due respect to the man and all but I found this picture really creepy. Why is he glaring at me?)

Stairs *and* hallway ... to the shops
You can see the Disney brothers watching over the stairway.


Whoops, had to stop and check the map to see where we are.
Shouldn't have done that. We are far too close to the end


View of the Christmas Tree from Deck 4:


These photos are not necessarily in order so if you're trying to follow my route, good luck!
Even I'm not sure where I was going. But honest, no drinks of the day this early so yes, I was sober!

The Oceaneer's Club. The only time I ever saw it closed so had never noticed the octopi on the doors before!


Random sitting area on Deck 4 or 5...or maybe it was 3 or 6...?


Ooooh....and now to my favourites!
The alphabet pictures. I love these whimsical little prints


From A...
Anchors away - the exclamation that a ship's anchor has been lifted in preparation to sail.


...to Z (that's pronounced 'zed', by the way )
Zephyr - A mild, gentle breeze from the West


Some of the whimsy got lost in the reflection of my flash, darn it.
And I know you're wondering and yes, I did take pictures of all 26 prints.
Thankfully there was no one else around to see the crazy lady.

The movie theatre


Shutters - with no photos out.


And then back to Deck 3 for a wander through the Promenade Lounge
(I like it when I take pictures of signs so that I can be sure of where I am!)






This mysterious object showed up mysteriously (as mysterious objects are wont to do).
I never peeked behind the curtain but I assume (because that's never gotten me into trouble!)
that it's the frame for the gingerbread house I've heard so much about - but was intended for the cruise after ours


Okay, I must have been needing coffee by now as ended up near the Beach Blanket Buffet
Note the hand sanitizing station. Ninja cast members will appear from nowhere to hand you a wipe
before you enter the restaurants. In this case, the restaurant was still closed so guess I kept my germs to myself


And then back to the cabin verandah to see that Carnival was racing us back to port.
That's one race I was more than happy to let them win!


Sigh...isn't it a shame we had such bad weather on our last day?!
Oh wait, we didn't! Just more glorious sunshine and blue skies.
It was tough, I tell ya. But we stuck it out .
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