Today was all about making appointments. We started with a very early breakfast at 7:30am. I was suppose to have an acupuncture appointment at 9:30am. I got there on time but the lady was super busy and we wanted to go to another event at 10:30, that wouldn't have worked. So we left and walked around the ship. There's still things we haven't seen or wanted to see again.
The captains question and answer session was at 10:30. We both wanted to ask questions and thought this would be a great time to see if we could get some answers. I forgot to get a picture of all four speakers. The officer in charge of the "hotel" all rooms and staff members, the ship engineer who was in charge of the engines, the captain, which is hilarious. He's a quick thinker and so much fun. Even has a motorcycle on board which he uses at times on the different decks. The last was the entertainment director. We met with the captain after the session. There were lots of questions and good ones. I wanted to know how many people in a month get medical care. It doesn't happen very often but like on our cruise a gal was taken the first night (3am) and we had a seven minute stop at Nassau to drop her off. She's still in the hospital with colon problems. If you ever go on a cruise be sure to get the insurance, it can be very costly.
This is a fact sheet that was passed out to us. Talk about good info. Click the picture to enlarge.
We went to the flow rider for half an hour. The temperature is 90 and very humid so we didn't stay as long as we usually do. This guy was doing very well.
This one not so much, drop roll and over.
We didn't have a lot of time so Jim wanted to do the zip line before lunch.
Off he goes
Now at the end
Next was the Abyss. It's an inside slide from deck 15 to deck 6. They teach you how to ride down on a mat.
Down down down
and he's landed.
At lunch in the main dining area they had all kinds of chocolate displays
On the way to the show there were people along the railing watching something below. It looked like birds on a telephone line.
At 2:30 we went to see the play grease. It was excellent.
After the show we had to hurry to the other end of the ship for cocktail hour with our group for instructions on leaving tomorrow. The ship is 1100 feet long, we did about five miles a day in walking from one end to the other. We had a room reserved just for us.
This is our whole group of "Charlie's Travels".
We left in time to get to dinner. The last night of the cruise is so much fun. All the staff get together and do a little parade around our tables.
Nellie and Agus dancing
Right after dinner I had my last acupuncture. She took a longer time with me. I'm very impressed on the sessions. I'm walking a lot better and other little things that were a bother are now gone. I'll find someone in our area and continue going.
We made it back to the room an hour before our luggage had to be outside our room door. We hurried and got that done then relaxed the rest of the evening.
DAY 8, Going home
We were up by 6:00 to get some breakfast. It's a busy time on the ship getting 6500 people off and luggage to the gangway. It was very smooth. There's sections all over the ship to go and you're given a tag number for your luggage which tells where to go at the port to pick it up. The customs wasn't bad and we were out of there in no time. We were at the bus by 8:00 we had to wait on a couple people so didn't get to leave till 8:30. We got home at 3:30.
This was our itinerary for the week that we made before we left. It's all on TV screen along with the balance of the trip on the seapass that you get at the beginning. We love cruising and it's always so sad when they're over. I would love a world cruise and take a few months to do one.