By 11 am we were at the pier. By noon we were in the Garden Cafe, munchng salad and my favourite: pasta Bolognese
|Saturday, August 13: Arrival in New York|
Our room was ready by 2 pm, muster was at 3:30 pm and our luggage arrived by 4 just as the ship was leaving the pier.
While wandering about the Jewel, we noticed it was lobster night at
the Tsar's Palace: lobster, red snapper, rice and vegetables.
Heidi's eyes lit up so we went at 5:30 pm (it was nearly empty) and (as usual) she asked for two lobsters but no fish.
What arrived were two complete dishes, each with lobster, rice and vegetables.
The show at the Stardust Theater was dancing, singing and a great magician/comedian from Montreal.
The crowd showed their appreciation with shouts, hoots and clapping, He was pleased and said he had made a great deal with HBO.
The crowd went wild! "Congratulations!!!"
He said: "I not only get HBO, I also get CNN, Netflix and the History Channel, all for just $19.95.
Then to the Casino slots. Unlike our Baltic cruise where Heidi's $10 lasted four days, this time it just went
A relaxing day at sea: eating, reading our kindle, eating, playing
cards, eating, a Latitudes party, the theater (singing/dancing)
|Sunday, August 14: a day at sea|
... and the casino where, again, it was
This afternoon, a boat ride around a brackish lagoon that houses
manatees, dolphins, pelicans, herons, egrets, osprey, sometime
|Monday, August 15: Port Canaveral|
... and jillion dollar homes.
Since we didn't leave port until late, the Casino was closed ... until late.
However, we took in the Stardust Theater with a guy who could imitate trains, jackhammers, TV noises and musical instruments.
In fact, he accompanied the band with his "trumpet" and "electric guitar".
NCL has spent $millions fixing up their private island ... and it shows !! Lots of tables and chairs and a water slide, a band and a great buffet.
|Tuesday, August 16: Great Stirrup Cay|
|Wednesday, August 17: Nassau|
Flea market, eh?
|Thursday-Friday, August 18-19: at sea|
A couple of relaxing days, eating, reading, eating, playing cards, eating, Casino (where $10 went )**
singing/dancing/acrobatics in the Stardust Theater ... then the Chocolate Buffet. |
When we got back to our room, our steward had adorned his towel animal with my sunglasses.
We arrive back in New York and disembark early ... dragging all our luggage with us. We can see the parking lot on the pier at breakfast (and our car ... waiting patiently).
|Saturday, August 20: New York ... again|
|After a 9 hour drive we're home, we pick up Sandy ... then we relax:
|| Click here for a short youtube video.|