Day 6 of our cruise on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas was a sea day- the first of two back-to-back sea days and the second sea day of our trip. Since we had time to explore the ship and hang out, our dinner table group decided to do the rock climbing wall. Those who didn’t climb happily took pictures.
After one failed attempt, I got to the top of the wall. Clay got to the top too. Not all of the Royal Caribbean cruise ships have rock walls but it’s a fun activity if the ship has one. We have a rock climbing wall back home at the James Island County Park, and climbing on the ship made me want to check that out back home (side note: I’ve been back in the US for over a month and still haven’t. Oops. Better get on that).
Aside from climbing up the wall, I went to the DreamWorks Move It, Move It parade. All the characters dance around, take pictures, and it’s all about Shrek, Donkey, Puss and Boots, and all the other characters. The Windjammer restaurant staff also carved Shrek’s face into fruit.
The promenade deck, where the parade was held, was super packed with parents and kiddos, so I watched from one of the upper decks near one of the lounges. It was a neat perspective.
The time after the parade was probably the scariest part of the cruise because our ship diverted slightly to do a medical evacuation. Since we were passing near CocoCay, the cruise line sent out a tender boat to get the sick passenger off the boat and onto the island, where they were airlifted to a hospital.
Lots of us stood on the outer decks and watched the tender boat come beside the ship and got another look at CocoCay. I really hope the passenger was okay.
The dinner was the second formal night, which was lobster night. We got dressed up again and Clay enjoyed the lobster (I got one too but only ate the shrimp, so Clay got an extra lobster tail). They only serve lobster in the dining room, not in the Windjammer restaurant, although that is a good option if you don’t want to dress up on a formal night.
After dinner on Day 6 was The Quest Game Show. If you’re on a Royal Caribbean ship and haven’t seen or participated in The Quest, you are missing out. It’s a scavenger hunt for random items, but the participants also do crazy things, and one of the activities was dressing up the guys in women’s clothes. Each section of the theatre had a guy and girl leader and the girls dressed the guys up, then they walked around the theatre to crown the “Ms. Freedom of the Seas”.
If you’re not a crazy or brave soul, you can do like us and just watch the show and cheer everyone on, but you don’t want to miss The Quest (and due to the nature of the show, Royal Caribbean *does not* broadcast it on TV).
After the Quest, we headed back to our room to get some rest for the last day of our cruise, and once again, our room steward made us a fun towel animal.