I hope you all didn’t think I was done talking about the Bahamas. Cuz I’m totally not! I’ve already talked about our arrival, the spa night, and parasailing. Well, after parasailing, we went back to the ship to get all fancied up because it was formal dinner night.
We asked random people on the ship to take pictures of us all night and never got a good one. I think this one might be the best even though K is in a funky position.
At least it’s better than the one the waiter took by kneeling three inches from the floor. Yes. Please photograph us from the worst angle ever. Mmm k? Thanks.
After dinner and horrible pictures, we hit up the casino and took more pictures. We did a 5 minute photo shoot in front of the bartender and he didn’t even blink. Good man. Good man. Casino pictures are mandatory whenever you wear sequins. It’s like a casino rule or something.
I’m not much of a gambler, but I’ve been known to play penny slots just for the free drinks in Vegas. Well, no free drinks on a cruise. So I watched K play and win big money, no whammies. She walked away with a sweet $2.00.
While K gambled, I kept myself occupied with tasty beverages. (Vodka/club soda with Crystal Light mojito mixer. Mmmm. I brought the mixers with me.)
I’m not sure how long she was gambling but I managed to take a ton of pictures of myself during that time.
After hanging out in the casino for awhile, we went to the Captain’s Welcome at The Sound of Music theatre (that was not featuring The Sound of Music, by the way). They had free champagne, so of course we wanted to go. When we walked in, I had a drink in my hand already so the waiter only offered K the free champage.
Oh no, my friend. Oh no. I have two hands. One for each of them.
Look! Champagne holders! Perfect because my hands were getting cold.
During the Captain’s Welcome, the captain of the ship talked to the audience for about 5 or 10 minutes. He mostly talked about his history with Royal Carribean and gave us fun facts about the ship. It’s the oldest ship in the fleet that is still doing cruises and there were 2583 passengers and 883 staff on board. The largest population on the ship was from the United States, the second largest from India, and the third from Canada. I remembered all that even with 2 drinks, thank you.
After his speech, he brought out some of the top staff and had them all introduce themselves.
The Captain’s Welcome was short, sweet, and informational. Afterwards, we went to our favorite bar on the ship, Boleros, for more drinks.
Vodka/club soda with Crystal Light appletini mix for me and a Berry Colada for K.
Boleros had karaoke every night and it was terrible but we couldn’t stay away. All that terrible karaoke and drinking almost made us forget that there was a dessert buffet going on at the other side of the ship. Almost.
After the dessert buffet, we explored the ship little, had maybe one more drink while out on the deck listening to the waves, and then decided it was time to go to bed – at 10pm. We are party animals.
When we got to our room we found a towel sloth hanging from the ceiling. Or maybe it’s a monkey. Or a sloth-monkey.
Why, of course I’ll take a picture with you sloth-monkey.
K and I had fun dressing up and wandering around from place to place. We don’t get to dress up often, so formal night on a ship was as good an excuse as any.
Next stop, Coco Cay.