We were up early so Chris and I went for a walk and tried some luck in the casino with our coffee. We like to gamble when everyone is still sleeping. The casino is jammed in the evening which isn’t fun plus there is always other activities available unlike 6am.
We met up with our friends at breakfast. Chris and I had a chicken biscuit and others tried the buffet. We went back to our rooms to get our stuff for Cozumel.
The plan for Cozumel was to grab some taxis and head to Mr. Sanchos. On our last cruise, we heard so many good things about Mr Sanchos from a new friend we met on board. He raved about it and one server, Sexy Julio. We requested his area and he did not disappoint. All your food and drinks and included and he kept the snacks and drinks coming. We tried quite a few drinks as they are not huge servings which is nice when you want to try different ones. The food was good, chips, salsa, guacamole, nachos, coconut shrimp and shrimp tacos. It wasn’t the best Mexican food ever but it is good because of service and location. They have some swim up bars, bars with swings, lots of lounge chairs and great service. The water had some sea weed and rocks but after a few drinks, you won’t care. Joe went snorkeling with the girls for an extra fee. A boat took them to two different reefs and they said they saw lots of fish. There is also inflatables, horse back riding, banana boats and parasailing for extra costs. I would recommend it for a fun yet relaxing day.
We decided to get showers and relax a bit before dinner. Tonight, we had reservations for Rudi’s Seafood Grill. We met up for drinks tonight at the Alchemy Bar before dinner. I really wanted to try their Negroni which I really enjoy before a nice meal. The bartender did question my order a bit, making sure I have had one before. I can imagine many have ordered one there and did not enjoy it as it seems many of their drinks are on the sweeter, fruitier side. He made a really good Negroni and told me it is his favorite drink. The oyster cart chef found Chris on this level and Joe bought some for each of us.
We ate outside at Rudi’s and it was so pretty watching the water and feeling the breeze. The amuse bouche was tomato and kiwi which was an interesting bite. The bread was very good, a crispy, toasty roll with Parmesan butter. I started with the oysters with caviar. They were good but the ones from Emeril’s were far superior. Joe and Ammie chose the coquilles St Jacques and Chris had the roasted shrimp. Both those dishes had good reviews. Our second course I had the salad, Chris and Joe had seafood bisque and Ammie had calamari. All those dishes had good reviews. Ammie had the surf and turf and the rest of us ordered the Crab Imperial Stuffed lobster. Chris had to wait for his because our waiter broke a glass right near his plate at the service statIon. He didn’t want him to have glass in in and apologized. I felt bad as he had to wait for a new one. I wasn’t a big fan of the crab imperial but it’s only because I have had so much crab. The seasoning and crab wasn’t my personal preference. There wasn’t anything wrong with it, I’ve just had better. We ordered key lime pie except Joe who had apple cheesecake. The dessert took to a long time to arrive, coffee wasn’t offered and our bill for wine never appeared. We eventually thought maybe we didn’t need to sign for it and stood up. Then we were told we did need to sign. For a specialty restaurant the service was very lacking. On other cruises, usually the best service is at the specialty restaurants.
We watched a few songs of the Celestial Strings show but since it was standing room only, we decided to go to the comedy show earlier to get seats. Ammie went to bed but the three of us managed to keep our eyes open the whole show. The comedian, Tommy Drake, was better than the first night. He had some witty jokes. We went to bed as we were tired from our busy day in Cozumel.
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