I haven't given up on finishing my trip reports from my cruise this spring! I had to take a short break to pack my apartment and move, but now that I'm mostly unpacked in the new apartment I feel like I have some time to make another trip post. Here goes!
On Friday we had our first of two sea days. Unlike the previous days on the trip I was able to sleep past 6am and get almost 7 hours of sleep. We had planned the night before to meet for breakfast at 8am, so I went up to the Windjammer buffet and met the others. After breakfast we split up because Marisa wanted to lay out and get some sun but I knew I was done getting any sun for the rest of the trip.
I wandered around a bit and then we met for bingo at 11:30. I got excited because I was only one number away from a bingo for $300, but unfortunately someone else got it first. When we were done with bingo we went up to the buffet for lunch. Once we were done eating we went our separate ways again. Marisa wanted to lay out some more and I had decided to sign up for a mixology class at one of the bars on the ship. Before the class I went back to my room and took a shower because I knew I wouldn't have time to get ready before dinner.
Freshly showered I made my way to the R Bar. We ended up having 9 people take the class and it was a lot of fun. The bartender who taught the class started out by giving us each a glass of champagne. I immediately knew I was going to like the class! She then showed us some fun ways to garnish drinks and then moved on to showing us the proper way to make a James Bond martini (shaken, not stirred). After the martinis she taught us about making margaritas and then moved on to fruity & sweet drinks. The class was only supposed to last an hour and a half but she was still going by 3:30 when I had to leave to go meet the others for another game of bingo. So in all, I got a glass of champagne, a margarita, and a raspberry martini, plus she told me to stop by later and get any drink of my choice. So all in all I spent $25 for 4 drinks, which is a pretty darn good deal when you consider that most of those drinks would cost $12-$15 each on the ship!!
The bingo game at 4:30 was the "win a cruise" bingo game. Unlike the game earlier, I was nowhere near winning this time around, but it was still fun and exciting to hang out and play. By the time we got done with bingo I had just enough time to run up to my room, put on my dress for our second formal night, and then get to dinner by 5:30. It was our waiter, Latisha's, birthday so we made a homemade card for her and sang her happy birthday. I think it really meant a lot to her and I'm glad we were able to make her day a little bit more special.
After dinner we went up to the helipad to see the sunset, but it was too cloudy to see anything. We went to the library and played cards until 8:30 so the guys could see the Beatles tribute show. While they were at the show Marisa and I hung out on my balcony. Once the show was done we ended up going to the hot tub for a little while. It was really hot, so I didn't stay in the water for very long. After getting out of the hot tub I went through the cafe and grabbed a slice of cheese pizza for a late night snack. I ended up going to bed at around 11:30 that night knowing that I didn't have anything planned to next morning.
Only two more days left of the trip to go! I'll probably combine them into one post since nothing happened on the very last day except for travel, which isn't too exciting.
Once the trip reports are done I'm going to try and set up (and stick to) a schedule for regular posts so they aren't so few and far between. If you have any ideas or requests, please let me know!
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.