The CD's name was Marty and he was really great and very friendly. I think I read on his FB page that he is leaving and headed for Carnival Fantasy in September. There was another young guy that did lots with him, but I don't recall his name. Another great girl was Amber. She is from Delaware from a town about 45 minutes from us which is why she caught my eye. She is super energetic and we really enjoyed her too.
We did the karaoke on our last sea day last Friday. It was held in the Romeo and Juliet lounge. It was fun and I really don't sing well what-so-ever! 🙂 It was held in the late afternoon if I remember correctly. Most of the trivia games were help in that lounge also. We did the Friends trivia which we thought we would do great...........well we didn't. But it was lots of fun. (Amber did this trivia game.) My favorite music game was on the last night in the Atrium Bar on the 7th floor. I think I mentioned it last night in my original post. It was packed and it was divided by sides.....there had to have been a couple hundred people in the bar area and lined all around the floors above. We had an absolute ball.
Our Chefs Table dinner was last Thursday at 6:15 after our Amber Cove port. We met in the Atrium again and were greeted with glasses of champagne. Our group consisted of the seven of us and then three other couples....I think the max is 14. The Soux Chef met us and told us about the galley and then took us in there where we had some small, but amazing appetizers. The head pastry chef spoke about the melting cake and how they make it. If you want to know they make about 970 each day. 🙂 After about 30 minutes we headed to the library where our dinner was all set up. It was seven courses with either Pinot Grigio or a Merlot. The dishes were so good and just a perfect size. Nothing that you would get in the dining room. Eduardo was the head of this, he is the soux chef. He was so funny any very informative. We had an "intermission" where a table artist, aka magician came out and did some very good card tricks for about ten minutes. WHat a cool job to have. I was so full after this dinner, more so than any other night. It was totally worth the money.
The ship is small, the smallest we have been on. When we pulled in to Grand Turk Carnival Pride was already there. (We live on the eastern shore of MD and see the Pride travel under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge quite often.) I thought that was a small ship. One of the fun team members heard me saying this and he said our ship was like a dinghy compared to the Pride. He did also say, the Elation has everything most other ships have and mostly on the same deck. True statement. Only took me a few hours to figure my way around. The ship appeared to be in great shape and quite clean. It is small that is true. I wish the pool was bigger. The serenity deck was nice, just wish there was a pool not just a hot tub up there. I know there is no room for that. But it was nice to get away up there. We really loved the slide. It was not teeming with people and we adults had a ball on the slides. 🙂
I had a great time, wish it were longer. No cruise is long enough though. I really wished we had more time in Amber Cove. We were ready to take a taxi to another beach. I am not a huge fan of cruise ship run ports. So, if you are worried about the DR here....don't be. It is a secure port with fencing all the way around. The pool got crowded once another ship came in. We spent the last 90 minutes walking around the shops. We were there from 9-2
We LOVED Grand Turk. We got off the ship and walked left on the beach and headed to Jacks Shack. Best day!!! Umbrella and two chairs is $14. The food here is amazing. Oh my gosh the jerk chicken and cracked conch was the best!! Drinks were yummy also. The water is beautiful. They have been hit hard by hurricanes and you will see some cars that haven't been removed, but the people were lovely. I would go back in a heart beat. Oh and the dogs...........its a shame I couldn't sneak one home. I fell in love with all of them.
Sorry so long,