Even without alarms, I was still up at a decent hour for being out late. We hit our usual breakfast haunt, Cafe Al Bacio. Today, we had pastries and iced lattes. The weather looked iffy but we decided to explore the Dockyard more and have a golf rematch.
After a walk around the Clocktower Mall, we headed to Fun Golf. Surprisingly, there was a long line at the gate which was still locked fifteen minutes after it was supposed to be open. We decided against joining the line and did some shopping instead. I guess Veronica will be the golf champion this cruise since I did not get my rematch.
Instead of a round of golf, we did some shopping around the dockyard. I bought Veronica a cute lightweight hoodie that said Rum Swizzle. We also bought some fudge to give our driver aka her dad and my husband. The fudge is super creamy better than I’ve had at most tourist places. The flavors are unique as well. We purchased pirate (white chocolate and rum), buccaneer (dark chocolate and rum), and nutmeg. Our final stop was the Gosling rum shop and we bought two cans of Dark and Stormy, original and cherry. It was a bargain for only $4 each and we were advised to keep it in brown bags if we wanted to drink them outside. The drinks were pretty decent for canned cocktails but the memory of sharing them together while looking at the beautiful Bermuda water and Celebrity Summit was the best part of the purchase. We thought about trying the pirate ship bar, Calico Jack’s but instead headed back to the Summit as it seemed like rain was coming.
Feeling a tad peckish after our walk, we hit the buffet for lunch. We were not too impressed with the selections but I made some nachos and Veronica had some Indian food. I also finally tried some French fries from the pool grill and I am glad I waited because they were so good. Had I known this, I would have eaten way too many all week. The desserts looked really impressive as they have all week but we skipped once again.
I went to Rendezvous lounge to do some writing until it was time for trivia. Veronica brought me an iced pistachio latte and we watched Luca lead “fun dance class” which was like a mini aerobics class. After that, we played Scattergories and our side of the room was victorious. This was followed by DJ Xykx and 80s music trivia. We scored decent, especially for needing title, artist, and year but did not win. Luca returned to host trivia and we tied a team yet again. However, we won the tie breaker because we came closer to knowing the width in meters of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Veronica and I have not had much “designated balcony time” which is a fun term we learned last summer. We planned to have some today with wine and snacks but were rained out. So instead it was window time as we enjoyed some wine, focaccia, prosciutto, and cheese while Bermuda passed in the distance. I saw the cut where I will be sailing through with Chris in September. Soon the harbor pilot was picked up and we were headed home.
We dressed for dinner and anticipated we would need pagers as tonight was lobster night. It was a little after six and since the dining room opens before the scheduled 5:30 time, it was packed. We went to Cellars to have a drink and waited about 45 minutes for a table. When seated, we were disappointed to not be assigned our usual wait staff. The disappointment was justified as it took so long to place an order that the maitre’d noticed and took our order as well as the table next to us. We both started with the crab cake which was not as good as Tuscan Grille although similar. We wanted to try something from the main dining room, so I had the escargot and Veronica had the French Onion soup. Both were excellent and I rate the escargot better than the specialty restaurant, Le Bistro on NCL. Our next course was supposed to be the Blu Caesar salad but they brought the main dining room salad. They were replaced though with the correct salad. There was a definite difference in quality between the two salads in both the dressing and the cheese as well as freshness. For our mains, we both picked the lobster which we were encouraged to have two each as they were small. The lobster is prepared with a cream sauce and that is not my favorite style. We each had one tail that was very salty and the rice was disgusting as it tasted of pure iodine. I do not know how anyone could eat it. The service was slow and we wanted to attend the show so we skipped out on dessert.
Tonight’s show was Soundtrack which was a movie themed production show. I did not recognize many of the songs as movie hits but it was a decent cruise show. Afterwards, we headed to the Sky Lounge for the Totally 80s Gameshow and Party. This gameshow was so funny due to the comedy of the Cruise Director, Manuel and his team. The game was name that tune but with the artist and the two sides of the lounge played against each other. It got pretty loud and I won’t spoil any surprises as I am sure the “Book of Rules” is used every week. Our team ended up winning but the drama involved was so much fun. The dance floor opened up after the game and we stayed for a few dances before returning to our cabin to rest up for our last sea day.
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