Posted March 10th, 2015, 04:08 PM
I have finally unearthed my last post, as it was lost in all of my Google Docs folders. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience:
DAY 7- AT SEA
I woke up around 8:00, already a little sad knowing that this was the last day of our magnificent cruise. I grabbed a quick snack, hit the fitness center for a while (needing to work off all of the cheesecake that I had consumed throughout the week), then had a nice breakfast with my family in the Garden Cafe. We went back to our cabin and packed our suitcases up, leaving out the things we would need for the day, as we didn’t want to have to do this at night. I found my friends on the pool deck at about 11:30, and we got lunch, tanned, and swam for a long time. Our group of 8 found a section of lounge chairs, but by 2:00 we had a bunch of other teens come join us, so we moved down the sun deck and found more chairs. I remember it being really windy on the deck, so much so that it was a little cold when the clouds would cover the sun, so we wrapped our towels around us. We stayed out swimming and tanning until about 4:00, then we had to go back to our cabins as some people in our group had early dinner reservations.
We ate dinner in the Venetian and requested Rachael as our server again. I had the seafood chowder, pork chop, and decided to do a last-hurrah and ordered both strawberry ice cream and cheesecake for dessert. At the end of dinner, we got pictures with Rachel and exchanged emails to keep in touch, as we still do today.
I met my friends at the Teen Club at 8:00 and we took a bunch of pictures with our group, and with some of the other teens. We tried to go to our hideaway spot but more and more rowdy teens kept joining us, so in trying to escape, our group kind of got split up, so the few of us that were still together went to the Garden Cafe for some late-night snacks, only to notice that it was closed. We could kind of still sit down at the tables (we did, but I wasn’t sure if we were supposed to). My one friend spotted some cookies still on the serving platter at the “Kids Korner” of the Garden Cafe, so we had some of those before heading back to the Teen Club. Thankfully, the rest of our group also went back to the Teen Club, and we had one last dance party, and the entire club (counselors and all) danced to Danza Kuduro one last time. Then, it was time for all of the goodbyes and exchanging of phone numbers. Since the teen club had closed at 1:00 am, all of us went to the Blue Lagoon and passed our phones around to exchange contact info, and said our goodbyes, as we all took the sad last walk back to our cabins. I was thankful that I had packed my bags earlier, as I was able to just sit in my bed and watch the waves crash beside me for the last time.
We had a big breakfast in the Garden Cafe- it was very crowded- and carried our bags off, and we were back in the terminal and to our car by 9:30. (There was a huge line to disembark)
I really hope you enjoyed this review, and am completely willing to answer any questions that you might have! Thanks for reading!
3/07 Jewel of the Seas
3/08 Enchantment of the Seas
2/17/12 Monarch of the Seas
3/24/13 NCL Dawn
6/21/15 NCL Gem
Links to My Reviews:
3/13 NCL Dawn: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1821547
6/15 NCL Gem: