Today should have started with us having a relaxing breakfast and then finding our way into the city to get on the ship. However, due to a crane accident when the boat was in dry dock, there was no ship to get on. Plus there was no place in our paperwork that indicated which pier we needed. So after driving around Manhattan and a few phone calls we found our way to the pier. Once there, amongst all the screaming of frustrated angry passengers, we were sent to the Sheraton in Times Square for the night.
Here we are waiting to find out where they were going to send us for the night.
We decided to take advantage of our extra day in the city by venturing into the fashion district, where Carmen bought some beautiful wool flannel to make a cape. Then we hiked a few more blocks down 7th avenue to see Leah at Mustang Sally’s.
Day Three, Monday December 6: We started the day with room service breakfast, which Norwegian is supposed to cover. We called Norwegian about our credit due to the shortened length of the cruise and we were upgraded to a balcony cabin! Woowhoo!! We took a Taxi to the ship, and imagine our excitement when it was actually there at port!
We tried to check into our upgraded cabin, only to be told that it was already occupied, so we checked in with our original cabin number. So we had a cocktail while we waited for them to work things out.
Once in board, I stood in line at the customer service desk until we got the upgraded cabin.
The show for the evening was a comedian and a magician. We found the magician funnier that the comedian, but they were both great. In the spirit of the ship, we decided for fun to make our own towel animals. (I know, don’t quit our day jobs )
Tonight's towel animals: stingray & bunny
In Port CanaveralToday we decided to go to “Islands of Adventure” which is part of universal studios. The new Harry Potter ride was open and we liked it so much we went on again! We did a few other rides, but the Harry Potter and Spiderman rides were our favorites!
When we returned to the ship, we were pretty wiped out and happy to be back at the ship again.
After a light dinner, we crashed for the night.
No show, no towel animals. .
Great Stirrup Cay This is a private island owned by Norwegian. It’s a beautiful island, with white sand beached and crystal teal water and a locals straw market. We each got “bahama mama” hair braids by the ladies in the straw market. We had a relaxing day reading and soaking in the views.
Once back at the ship, we dressed for dinner, and ate in one of the main dining rooms. I had the scallops with cheddar cheese grits, and Carmen had the tortellini . . . mmmm
The show as the comedian and he was even funnier that earlier in the week. We then saw that last bit of the Glen miller tribute before heading back to the cabin.
At Sea As we have every day, I started the day by working out, while Carmen read and relaxed in the room. We went on a bit of a shopping spree, we sewed and started Carmen’s wool cape and polished off a nice bottle of chardonnay
We had an amazing dinner at the Italian restaurant. And enjoyed the comedy/magic show of Jean Pierre Parent ( who we think might be a long lost cousin on Carmen’s!! Day 8: Our last day at seaToday we had a bit of excitement as a coast guard helicopter hovered over our balcony as they came to retrieve an ill passenger.
We finished Carmen’s wool cape, and went to two shows all before dinner. The first was another comedy/magic show by Jean Pierre, and then we were entertained by the crew with their own review, which was both entertaining and funny.
On our last dinner on the ship, we ate at the Teppanyaki restaurant. We sat next to a couple from Montreal named Paul & Priscilla. We hope to get together with them once we all get home.