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.
The view with breakfast:
Then it was relaxing time! On the deck:
John is ready for napping:
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:
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.
One of the 5 or 6 bars – called the Big Easy or Oyster bar. Those are oyster shells embedded in the walls:
With a cool piano bar to sit at (no it doesn’t play – I tried)
The casino open 24/7 while at sea.
There is a coffee house here:
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:
That’s all chocolate. Plus this cool dragon.
This is the gym, or some of it. Stationary bike area:
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.
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:
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.
Plenty of desserts available!
Some Mayan ruins on the agenda, then a day of beach time in Cozumel 😀