We awoke to a very rainy day in Bermuda. It didn’t look to promising to go to the museum so I will save that for another trip. We had breakfast and both did a workout in the gym.
There was not much on the agenda since it was a port day. Due to the rain, they did add a movie in the Hollywood Theater but it did not sound too interesting to us. My mom suggested a cocktail before lunch since we didn’t have much to do. She had an espresso martini while I revisited the gin and tonic menu. I selected a grapefruit tarragon gin and tonic. It was my first gin and tonic of the cruise and I enjoyed that the tonic was on the side. After lunch, we did find two covered round loungers to watch the rain and read. Not the most exciting of day so far but still better than being at home to me.
We had our usual pre dinner cocktail in the Avenue saloon. Mom stuck with her gin martini and I went with a Negroni this time. The canapés of the day were eggplant and cheese, that was a pass for us, and the cutest and tiniest cheeseburger sliders. They are too adorable to pass up. We left the Avenue promptly at six thirty because we wanted to get seats at the sushi bar.
After the very short walk from Avenue to Umi Uma, we found the sushi bar empty and waiting for us. I was very excited to try this. My mom drank some diet ginger ale and tea as the motion of the ocean was already getting to her. I decided to have something I have never tried, sake. I didn’t know which to order, hot or cold and he suggested cold. It was very enjoyable and I would definitely order it again in the future. My mom stuck with cooked rolls although Chef Jamie did get her to try one piece of salmon. I ordered the Nobu Special, New Style Sashimi, Yellowtail scallion and House special roll. All were to die for especially the New Style Sashimi. That will go on my must have list for sure. The one chef also gave me some tamago to try. My mom ordered a lobster tempura and I shared it with her. I was feeling like one more thing but didn’t know if there was something I shouldn’t miss. Chef Jamie said he would make me something special. It was one with tuna, jalapeño mayo and a small amount of rice. The other was with smoked salmon. He also got my mom to try the smoked salmon. Both were delicious. There is no real name for these but Chef Jamie special so if you see him or his assistant see if you can get one. We just shared the cookies and did not order a dessert.
The boat was rocking pretty good so my mom wanted to go back to the cabin. I went to see Showband and Friends in the Starlite for a little bit. I wanted to go for a little walk so I walked around deck six before heading to Avenue for karaoke. It was a decent crowd for karaoke but seats were still available. The singers were good especially Steve Stevens who is the comedian on board. I did get up for one song, Folsom Prison Blues. I finished up my nightcap while talking to my friends from my first night in the Avenue. My mom was still up so we put on a movie, Swallow. It is a very strange movie about a woman with pica. I didn’t finish it because the rocking of the ship made me sleepy
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