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Mariner of the Seas Stay Weblog – Day 6 – St. Croix

Right this moment’s port of name was St. Croix within the U.S. Virgin Islands. The ship arrived at 7 a.m. and had a scheduled departure of 12:30 p.m.

Understanding we didn’t have a lot time in port at the moment, Patty and I made a decision to get up sooner than standard and head as much as the Windjammer for a fast breakfast. I had my standard whereas Patty switched it up with some yogurt and biscuits with gravy.

As soon as we lathered up with sunscreen, we needed to get off and stroll across the port, which appeared to be the widespread theme amongst different cruisers. Whereas on the Windjammer, we might see a seashore close by, so we first needed to cease there.

As we had been strolling off the ship and into the port, I might hear music within the distance. That is nothing too uncommon, however as we walked nearer, I seen it was only a man blaring music from audio system and never precise musicians. I assumed this was fascinating, however hey, it was a scorching day to be outdoors doing stay leisure.

The final time I used to be right here was in January 2015. The port seemed precisely as I remembered. We had not gone to the seashore, so I used to be not sure how one can get there. Nevertheless, it was fairly straightforward to seek out, because it was simply across the nook from the primary sq..

Frederiksted Seaside was conveniently situated lower than a 10-minute stroll from the port. There have been lounge chairs and umbrellas throughout. It was busy at the moment, and plenty of households had been having fun with the ocean and sunbathing. We additionally stumbled upon an ideal image alternative with Mariner within the background, so we needed to take some photographs!

We needed to see a few of the procuring, so we made our manner again towards the primary sq.. One other individual had his pc plugged in and taking part in music for all to listen to. There have been the everyday pop-up retailers right here, similar to t-shirts, jewellery, native artwork and different knickknacks.

As we walked somewhat farther, I seen a small group of individuals gathered round a pen. Upon additional inspection, I seen 4 small puppies. They had been so cute and liked by everybody that noticed them (together with me).

They had been from the St. Croix Animal Welfare Middle: “offering and selling the humane therapy of animals in our neighborhood.” The final time I used to be in St. Croix, the identical group was there with puppies. One of many employees instructed me their breed is unknown, however they had been a pair months previous.

After taking just a few extra photographs and having fun with the surroundings, Patty and I had been prepared to go to the ship and funky off. It was 90 levels and humid. We had been within the solar rather a lot yesterday, so we had been burnt and never desirous to get much more burnt.

We had been desirous to strive the primary eating room lunch on board, so we did that as quickly as we acquired again. We had been seated immediately, and subsequent to the window which I favored. Since my mother’s telephone wasn’t working, they had been in a position to give her a bodily lunch menu whereas I seemed on my telephone.

I ordered the mozzarella sticks for an appetizer whereas Patty acquired the Manhattan clam chowder and insalata caprese. For the primary meal, I acquired the hen sandwich and Patty acquired salmon. Lastly, I acquired the Floating Island, which was meringue in a vanilla creme sauce with caramelized sugar on prime. Total, we loved the lunch and repair. We additionally had good dialog with a pair seated subsequent to us.

As quickly as we completed lunch, the ship was leaving St. Croix, so we watched the sail away from deck 4.

Patty was sleepy from the evening earlier than and took a nap. She instructed me how she awoke final evening to some tough waters, so she didn’t sleep in addition to she would’ve favored. Fortunately I slept proper by it!

As Patty was napping, I needed to do some work, so I attempted to discover a place to sit down with my pc. I wasn’t positive the place to go, however as quickly as I noticed the Starbucks, I knew that will be a great place to go. There was seating throughout, even behind the counter, so it was straightforward to discover a quiet spot.

The Wi-Fi onboard has been fairly good this crusing. There are moments when it’s sluggish, however it works for essentially the most half. I had just a few small points with the Surf & Stream however I used to be in a position to get my work performed.

We had not gone to the Diamond Lounge but, so we needed to cease by earlier than our 5:30 dinner. The lounge was fairly full (however that isn’t saying a lot as a result of it’s small to start with) however we had no issues getting little appetizers and our drink order in. I acquired the chocolate martini and Patty tried a mango mojito – each had been very tasty decisions. I really favored my mother’s greater than mine!

In the primary eating room, I began off with the baked potato soup whereas Patty had the seafood puff pastry and escargot (she orders this each evening). For the primary course, I had the lasagna al forno and she or he had the meat stroganoff. Our waitress, Carol, did warn us that it had pickles in it and due to this fact wasn’t as fashionable, however Patty needed to strive it anyway. We admire her honesty after we try to determine what we wish!

For dessert, I acquired the English trifle and Patty acquired the coconut layer cake. We had been very happy with our meal and the pleasant service.

We had simply sufficient time to make it to the 7 p.m. present: The Magic of Puck. We acquired there 20 minutes early so we acquired good seats within the aisle on the primary flooring. The present was packed, so I used to be glad we acquired there after we did. Puck was on season seven of America’s Obtained Expertise, so I knew he wouldn’t disappoint. He did a superb job together with his methods and viewers engagement.

The evening was nonetheless younger, and there have been two sport exhibits I needed to attend: The Excellent Couple and The Liars Membership. They had been each within the Star Lounge back-to-back.

I wasn’t positive what to anticipate at The Excellent Couple – I assumed perhaps this was changing Love & Marriage. I’d be dissatisfied in the event that they removed Love & Marriage as a result of that’s my favourite present on Royal Caribbean cruises! As soon as I used to be on the gameshow, I shortly remembered that that is totally different.

Three {couples} participated in three challenges to see which couple was most appropriate. I used to be rooting for the older couple, and so they ended up profitable!

I needed to wait about 20 minutes earlier than the subsequent sport present, so I stayed in my spot because it was nonetheless busy. I’m questioning if they need to have these gameshows within the Royal Theatre since they appear to be fashionable and we’re crusing at full capability.

The Liars Membership is the place three workers try and persuade the viewers they know the definition of strange phrases. For instance, the primary phrase was “slangwhanger.” The three workers gave numerous descriptions (set off joyful, a shy and quiet baby, or a loud and obnoxious speaker), then the viewers voted who they thought was telling the reality. It was a enjoyable time and plenty of laughs had been had.

Tomorrow we can be at sea earlier than arriving in CocoCay!

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