Hey everyone . Apparently my blog is eating posts, so I had to repost this, and my last blog post about boarding the ship is now lost in Windows Live Writer. Oh well :(.
Today, I will talk about our first day at sea on the Carnival Legend and formal night.
Clay and I got up bright and early on the first sea day and headed to the gym. He did some free weights and I ran about 3 miles on the treadmill. Surprisingly, the gym was pretty packed. Well, not packed, but most of the cardio machines were in use. It was a neat gym and it’s pretty cool to see the water around you when you’re running. I could feel the boat move which makes for an interesting run.
After we worked out, I read on the deck for awhile and then Clay and I headed to the dining room for lunch. I had a free drink coupon so I got a drink called a Mocha Chocolate Getaway. Carnival used to have a past guest party but it has been replaced with a coupon for a free drink that is only good in the dining room for breakfast and lunch on sea days (I kid you not, the coupon had a ton of restrictions…). I’m not a big drinker and this was actually the only drink I had on the trip- I think you guys all know by now that desserts are my vice of choice.
I took the drink to my balcony to enjoy it with our toy travel companion Marcus.
That afternoon, I went to the Family Friendly comedy show in the Punchliner club while Clay took a nap. It was a lot of fun and the comedian was hilarious, so I dragged Clay back to the next show that night so he could see him.
The comedy club had fairy tale themed walls, and it’s on the lowest level of the ship so we could really feel the boat moving. I don’t mind this, it relaxes me and almost puts me to sleep, but a few people were feeling sick on the trip. I saw a lot of people wearing the wristbands and patches behind their ears for seasickness.
That night, we headed to dinner in the dining room for formal night. We clean up well…
And here are our awesome dining room friends Shantelle and Josh (they clean up well too, hehe). Since it was the honeymoon, the wait staff brought them a little cake with a candle on it to blow out and sang to them. It’s actually a diet banana cake that was on the dessert menu that night, I guess that’s what you get when you’re on a cruise and there’s no such thing as a free dessert because food is included.
Clay had the lobster and shrimp dish. I had some of the shrimp and they were pretty tasty, but I’m not a fan of lobster tail. The broccoli and veggies that came with it weren’t that great but I don’t think anyone gets this dish for that anyway .
I had the chile relienos, which were okay- it’s just not the type of Mexican food I’m really used to (even the meals I didn’t care for in the dining room were much better than the buffet though).
The dining room played music and all the wait staff danced. They also played a slow song and even though Clay wouldn’t dance to it, I made him take a picture. At least we can tell people we danced…
We got back to the room and watched some Monday Night Football before bed, and I also took a picture of our towel animal of the night…
More to come soon about our day in Cozumel and the Chef’s Table!