Welcome back- you can read part 1 here.
Our second day on the Freedom of the Seas was spent on the private island of CocoCay, which is in the Bahamas. I woke up early and took a picture of the sunrise.
CocoCay was a glorified beach day for us. Royal Caribbean owns the island, so they move their ship’s crew off to serve drinks and food as well as operate the excursions (such as kayaking, jet skis, water park, etc).
The beaches are extremely beautiful and the water is gorgeous, but you have to take a small boat called a tender to get there, and the tender was quite rocky (some of the riders got splashed). Sometimes the ship misses this island, and we were a little late getting there, but we made it. The tender boat is also a great place to take a picture of the ship.
Our favorite thing to do at CocoCay is to spend time in the hammocks reading, and that’s pretty much what we did. I took a few books on the cruise and just enjoyed relaxing in the sun- even though I got a little too much sun.
After we got back on the ship from our beach day, I found one of the DreamWorks characters for a picture. Each night, the cabin steward leaves a towel animal and a Cruise Compass newsletter in the cabin, which lets you know which events are taking place and where the characters will be. All the characters are fun and they have a worker to take your picture with them if you want it, and none of the lines were too long.
Since it was formal night, Clay and I dressed up for dinner (most people dressed up). One older man on the ship said the tenders to CocoCay take people to the island pale and bring them back red… and he was right in my case. I definitely wasn’t the only pink person at dinner though- the island sun is quite powerful.
For dinner, I had a ravioli dish with shrimp in it. I liked all the seafood dishes in the dining room a lot, and I’m thankful I eat seafood because most of the vegetarian options were soy based or “fake” meats. I’m pretty sure Clay had lamb, which was another dish the dining room served often. I don’t remember my dessert… probably ice cream. I ate ice cream every day on the cruise.
After dinner, we went to an adult comedy show (these were always really fun and hilarious), then came back to the cabin, where I took some Advil and slept to recover from being out in the sun.