The first of our four sea days in a row. It was a warm day, 20 Celsius (68F), but a bit rocky in the morning. As the cruise went on the ocean became smoother. Sea days are one of the reasons we love transatlantic cruises. There are usually 5 or 6 of them. We get to enjoy the ship and, as you can see from the personal navigator for this day, the days w
First on our agenda was the Gold & Platinum reception. This was our first cruise sailing as a Gold Castaway Member and we were excited to go to the reception. Disney changed the reception over a year ago to only happen on cruises longer than 7 nights.
There were so many Gold and Platinum members on the ship that the reception was held in the Walt Disney Theatre. On the way in, cast members were handing out drinks, Champagne, Mimosa’s and Kir Royals. It was very nice. The reception included remarks from our cruise director, and we got a bit of a show from the entertainment staff. On the way out, cast members were handing out Rice Krispy Mickey heads. I picked up 3 one for each of us—even though Georgia opted to skip the reception.
We headed back to the room to find Georgia and head to lunch. She had already made plans to meet up with some friends for lunch so Jay and I were on our own. We headed to Lumiere’s. When you go to breakfast or lunch at Lumieres you may be seated with other people. You can ask for your own table, but you may have a bit of a wait. We were seated with three other people. It was a large table with a large gap between the other guests. It was almost like sitting at our own table, anyhow.
Jay and I both had the Churrasco Steak. I thought it was only okay—not something I would order again. My dessert, however, was excellent. I had the Chocolate Vanilla Raspberry Cheese Tart. It was one of the best desserts I had on the cruise. Jay had the Citrus Almond Cake, it was not as good as mine.
After lunch, we spent some time relaxing on deck four. It is one of my favourite places on
Since it was the first of our sea days it was also formal night. We had decided that because we were doing an extended stay before the cruise we didn’t have room for formal wear. The dress for the dining room is a suggestion and while there were people dressed up we were not alone in our more casual attire. Before dinner, we headed to the show Twice Charmed. I can’t remember if we had seen it before, but I did enjoy it. From there we headed to Music trivia in O’Gills pub. Trivia was busy every night. Again we were close but went away empty-handed.
We were in Animator’s Palate again tonight. I think that helped with not feeling bad about not dressing up for dinner. The menu was the Animation Menu, I am not sure if that is the official name of the menu.
Jay and I had the Black Truffle Pasta Purseittes for an appetizer. It is a favourite of mine and did not disappoint. Georgia had the Sliced Serrano Ham and she enjoyed it.
For our main course, I had the Grilled Tuna it was excellent. Maybe I have said this already, but I find the fish choices to be very good on the ship. Jay had the tenderloin, I think that the beef was better than it had been on previous cruises. I don’t know if that was because the beef was from Europe instead of North America. Georgia stuck with her Italian-themed meal and had the
We all went for the Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake for dessert. It was good but not as good as the one I had at lunch.
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