At Sea: Huge change in the weather overnight. We woke to a gorgeous morning. Light winds. Calm seas. We had our morning java out on the deck, with a view of Cuba’s Cape Lucretia in the distance. Coffee, exercise, showers, and another long day in front of us. We do have to pack sometime today as we disembark tomorrow morning before 8a, and head straight to the airport.
We had lunch in the Savor dining room. Tomato Bisque and Fish & Chips for me. So much food. Should have only ordered the soup. DT had a wedge salad, and the Cajun Chicken Pasta I enjoyed last week. Our afternoon was super leisurely – I think we both worked-out too much today. We found a shady spot on Deck 8. DT read his book and I stitched. We met a lovely couple from Toronto and had a nice conversation. The husband was originally from Durham, England, so we had quite a lot to chat about (thank you Kelsey & Brian!). Living on a cruise ship a few weeks reminds us how small is our world.
We met our usuals at the Observation Lounge for cocktails and a spectacular sunset. It was so spectacular, in fact, people in the lounge (100s of people) clapped and cheered. Maybe because it was the last sunset of the cruise, or maybe it was ridiculously fabulous?
Our meal tonight was to another of the “specialty” dining venues, Food Republic. This Asian-fusion place is never busy, never crowded, and probably the only place on the ship where you will find chopsticks. The food was so good, and the sushi was so fresh (no matter we have been in a warm sea for two weeks… and no matter our sushi chefs were Filipino). Everything was so delicious. We only ordered four items (and our dining package allowed 4 items EACH… who can eat that much food?) We had a spicy tuna roll, chicken teriyaki, fried calamari (I do not eat this), and Korean spicy fried chicken (that was not Korean, nor fried, nor spicy). Still tasty. Weird Asian-not-Asian food.
Sad night for us tonight, leaving our favorite peeps at the Observation Lounge. The elder bartender from Indonesia turned 60 tonight, so they had a little sing-along party for him, and our favorite bartender, Rowena, will be flying from Miami back to The Philippines for a 3 month vacation tomorrow. The staff/crew of this ship have been outstanding and we have enjoyed getting to know them all.
Our flight leaves Miami Saturday at 11a. Hopefully we will make it to the airport on time. We have priority embarkation, and I have Uber and I know how to use it. As I type this tonight, after 9p, we are mostly packed and ready to exit the ship