Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Carnival Caribbean Cruise: Day 4 – Second Whole Day on the Ship

This morning I was up at 6:00am and headed out to the gym while Thomas slept in. I did the elliptical again for 45 minutes and then worked on the nautilus machines for arms and chest and then I did some abdominal exercises on the floor. At around 7:30am I returned to the room and showered and woke Thomas up. We had to be at the Spa at 7:50am for a treatment. Yesterday we signed up for a special they were having and it was first thing this morning. The treatment consisted of a full body massage, full body brush exfoliation, pressure point foot massage, soothing scalp massage and espress facial. I ended up adding hot stones to the treatment as well. These 75 minutes were a great way to start the day. I also decided to head into the Thermal Suites before leaving the Spa.

Clouds and Sea
Once back in the room Thomas and I got dressed and headed to the Southern Lights Restaurant for some breakfast. Thomas had eggs benedict and Belgian waffle. And I had French toast and a cheese and ham omelet. After breakfast we met up with Heather and Brent and visited for a little while and then Thomas headed up to the room while I returned to the Serenity Deck and found one of the oversized chairs. I sun bathed and read for about two hours. During this time Thomas came and visited me twice – once he brought me a vanilla milk shake and the next he brought me a drink in a carved coconut (not sure what it was – rum and some kind of fruit punch). I was getting too hot outside so I headed to the Spa for the Thermal Suites again for about a half hour. I then returned to the room and took a shower and changed – worked a little on this blog and read.

After relaxing in the room I decided to take a walk around the ship and ended up covering Decks 12, 11, 10, 5 & 4. While on Deck 5 I checked out the Fun Shops but didn’t buy anything. I was also looking for the family while I was out walking but unfortunately this is a huge ship and I didn’t see anyone. I spent a little time on the Lido Deck (10) and listened to some music while hoping to bump into my brother or sister. Then Thomas met me and we decided to grab a burger at the grill and just relax for a while. Thomas then returned to the cabin and I went back up to the Serenity Deck to catch a few more rays.

Once I had enough sun I headed down to the cabin and Thomas and I took showers and got ready for dinner. Around 7:00pm we headed downstairs to Deck 5 and wandered around and we ended up bumping into Brent and Heather playing the slots in the casino. We talked for a few minutes then we kept on wandering. We eventually stopped at the Plat It Again Piano Bar. We each had a drink and listened to a gentleman play the piano and sing. At 8:15pm we headed to the Northern Lights Restaurant for dinner. We had a nice dinner – I had smoked chicken quesadillas and chilled cucumber soup for an appetizer and jerked pork loin for an entrée and ending with coffee and molten chocolate cake for dessert. Thomas had a salad and flat iron steak with cheesecake for dessert.

After dinner Brent, Heather, Donna, Mark, Thomas and I went to the Main Lobby on Deck 3 and talked about what we were going to do tomorrow Mahogany Bay. We decided to just play it by ear and we would walk around and explore the area. We also made a decision for the day after tomorrow. We planned an excursion while in Belize to do zip lining and cave tubing. So we ended the evening and decided to meet for breakfast in the Southern Lights Restaurant in the morning and then we would stop at the excursion desk and sign up and then head out for our day on Isla Roatan. Thomas and I then returned to our cabin and got things ready for tomorrow and then called it a night. For not getting off the ship for two days we have been very busy. We will see what our Ports have to offer the next three days.

Towel Monkey

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