Day at sea

Woke up pretty early.  The boat was out in the middle of the Gulf by the time morning rolled around.

I hit the spa/gym and ran for 5 miles on the treadmill.  I was going to use the outdoor track, but it was wet and hadn’t had a chance to dry yet, so with safety in mind, I did it indoors.  John came up and met me there, and we headed out to breakfast.  We chose to eat on the Lido deck.   I was such a happy camper, because they had oatmeal available!!  I made up a plate of toppings to go with:  peanut butter, blueberries, and almonds.  With fresh fruit on the side and a little bit of scrambled eggs for protein.

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The view with breakfast:

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Then it was relaxing time!  On the deck:

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John is ready for napping:

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Don’t worry, I have 50 SPF sunscreen!  Wouldn’t want to burn those pasty legs 😀

It’s funny how there can be 2500+ people on board and it doesn’t really feel crowded.  The ship is just so big.  Here is a view down our corridor for the stateroom:

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It looks like one of those fake perspective things with a mirror – but it really goes all the way down there!  This is just one level, too. 

Main atrium:

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One of the 5 or 6 bars – called the Big Easy or Oyster bar.  Those are oyster shells embedded in the walls:

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With a cool piano bar to sit at (no it doesn’t play – I tried)

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The casino open 24/7 while at sea.

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There is a coffee house here:

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Espresso drinks are not included in the food package.  I may have to get a latte later in the week.  The food is good on the ship, but the coffee is pretty much swill.  Although the coffee is available 24/7 – which is nice. 

The cafe also showcases a bit of food art:

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That’s all chocolate.  Plus this cool dragon.

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This is the gym, or some of it.  Stationary bike area:

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Nice view, eh?  Treadmills are the same way, although each of them has a personal TV.  This is the free weight area (taken in stealth so I wouldn’t get anyone working out.

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The gym also has a sauna and steam room.  I took a steam and it was heaven.  Funny how in summer I complain about heat and humidity, but I willingly went into the room and enjoyed it.  The room was scented with eucalyptus, too.  I was sooooo relaxed after I got out.  I am going to do a couple more steam room times this week!

Lunch buffet line:

 

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Interesting food available.  I am dying for some strawberries, though.  Not a one to be had on the boat!  The fruit is all long lasting kinds like melons, apples, pears, and bananas.

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Plenty of desserts available!

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Some Mayan ruins on the agenda, then a day of beach time in Cozumel 😀

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23 thoughts on “Day at sea

  1. jinx!

    A cruise looks like the ultimate relaxing trip. Just like the one i need. But i’m so worried hubby would be so bored. Thats really what holds me back from a cruise. I’d be out there on deck snoozing my butt off and he’d be pacing the boat bored out of his brains………He doesn’t read…….basically he doesn’t relax….LOL!

  2. April

    I love working out on a cruise ship! I saw a whale one time. I had my HR on and it shot WAY, it was pretty amazing.

    Have a GREAT time and enjoy a chocolate souffle or three for me 😉 I’m leaving out April 3rd for my Priness cruise WOOHOO!
    .-= April´s last blog ..Who’s First? =-.

  3. Desiree

    Looks awesome! Your giving me a glimpse of what I am looking forward to when we go on our first cruise in May! Have a blast and thanks for taking the time to share with us! BTW, are you using the computers on board or wifi in your room?
    .-= Desiree´s last blog ..Games, Grandkids, Good Times =-.

  4. debby

    Thanks for the cruise tour! A cruise is definitely in my future sometime. They seem to have really good deals if you can be flexible in your time.

    I was really excited to hear about how you enjoyed the steam room. There is one at the gym and I have not used it yet. I am going to try that, along with the treadmill!!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Everything’s All Better =-.

  5. Ang

    That ship looks so nice. I would love to cruise again! 🙂 I loved the Mayan ruins. We went to Tulum. I get really excited seeing something that was built by people thousands of years ago for some reason! The day I went it was so HOT. That was the only drawback.
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Bacon cupcakes rock! =-.

  6. ptg1002

    Oh, your cruise looks amazingly wonderful! THanks for taking so many pictures and keeping us along for the ride! 🙂

    Did you have any trouble running on the treadmill?? The last time I was on a cruise (which, granted, was about 5+ years ago) I had a horrid time keeping on the treadmill because I got so disoriented from the ship moving in a different direction! I am praying that in October it’s different because I can’t imagine NOT running, you know?
    .-= ptg1002´s last blog ..emotional wreckage =-.

  7. Susan

    Oooh, I’ve always wanted to see the Mayan ruins!! I saw the Aztec ones when I was in Mexico which were pretty neat too. I’ve never been on a cruise but it definitely looks like the way to go for a relaxing trip! Having a gym and coffee shop close by at all times is definitely a nice perk 😉 Now stop reading comments and go put more sunscreen on!! 😛
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Body Love =-.

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