After my informative Meet n Greets, the PR Director and I went to brunch at Palo. After a tour of the stations, I knew I'd have to pace myself in order to save room for the pastry table, of course.
I had a 1/2 of a chicken parmesan entree and a 1/2 of a Margherita pizza. Followed by a delicious strawberry dessert, stollen bread with cream and berries and a coffee-flavored petit four. This meal was perfect since it served as my breakfast and lunch. The service was impeccable, the view breath-taking and the food was delectable. I would highly recommend reserving a brunch at Palo!
Tip: The Adult Palo brunch is offered on 4 night or longer cruises on At Sea days only. A per person surcharge applies. Currently it is $15 per person.
After a busy morning, I returned to my stateroom to relax.
Bridge Report 1:20 p.m.
Seas, rough 8-13 ft.
Sea temp 77 degrees
431 nautical miles from Port Canaveral
661 nautical miles to St. Croix
From my verandah, I saw this ship ahead of us:
At 2, I stopped in the Lobby Atrium to watch the family activity, Mr. Toad's Wild Race.
I also stopped by Flounder's Reef Nursery. The staff is hired specifically to work in the nursery where there is a 1:6 staff/toddler ratio and a 1:4 staff/infant ratio with a maximum of 30 children at a time. It's a quiet, serene place for the youngest of cruisers.
Tip: You may book up to 10 hours of nursery time on line prior to your cruise. On the second day of sailing once all passengers have been given a chance to secure times, you can then book more hours if you wish.