Friday, September 20, 2019

A Perfect Day at CocoCay! July 26, 2019

We were all looking forward to today! A beach day, the new Perfect Day at CocoCay, and all that the island has to offer! It was a beautiful day!

Alex and I went to the island first, as soon as we could get off the ship. He had a scuba excursion booked. He was looking forward to this the whole cruise! We thought this would be a good place to scuba since doing it here he could hang out with us the rest of the day, where if he did it on any of our other stops he would have to split up from us for the whole day.

Alex met his scuba group and they got suited up, received their instructions and walked down to the water.

Once they got out to the water, they went out to the dive spot, one by one, pulled by jet ski. It was interesting! But it worked!

The beach was really nice, and I spent my time there while Alex was on his dive.

Keith and Megan showed up right about the time that he finished

We went to the waterpark next. This part of the island is an extra fee, and we had decided we were going to check it out.  Alex and Megan went to get in line for the tall slide. It was still early, not even 10:30 yet. Keith and I went to the wave pool to wait for them.

After talking to some people who had come down the slide we had a good idea of how long they would be in line. So we checked back every once in awhile, and we did end up getting  to see them come down. They waited for over an hour and a half for that slide! 

After spending some time at the water park, and having lunch, we walked around the island a bit and then went back to the beach for the rest of the day.

We had a great day at CocoCay! It was almost perfect...except for the long wait and crowds in the waterpark. We expected it to be crowded, but given that they charge for entry that should limit the number of people which should limit crowds and length of time in lines. We got there early and the lines were still long. It's not really a complaint, but maybe it's something that could be done better.  We were glad we got the waterpark tickets this time though, just so we could check it out. But next time, we'll skip that area and enjoy the parts of the island that are free.

When we got back to the ship it was that dreaded time, time to pack. I can't believe tomorrow our cruise would already be over!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

It's a Day at Sea! July 25, 2019

Today we have our second and last day at sea! It's always one of those days where I feel like I want to relax, but at the same time, on a ship like the Symphony of the Seas, there is just so much to see and do, I want to see and do it all! It's a vacation struggle! :) 

As we did on our other mornings, Keith and I had breakfast in the Solarium Bistro. We really enjoyed dining there. I'm pretty sure we had breakfast there every morning.  After breakfast we went straight to the pool and found some chairs and we were set for a few hours!

My parents went to the Central Park tour. Keith and I had done this when we sailed on the Allure and we really enjoyed it. It's a tour where you learn all about how they keep the center of the ship, the Central Park, a living, green garden area on a ship! It's pretty amazing! 

It wasn't long before Alex joined us and he found it to be a great time to head to the water slides before they got too crowded.

For lunch today the kids, Keith and I had arranged to do a Sushi Making Class!  This was really a lot of fun, and we got to eat what we made! 

These are are ingredients all lined up and ready to go!

Megan learns how to give the rolls the squared shape


 The finished product! They turned out really well!

We spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool. Before dinner the kids and I walked around the ship taking some pictures since we hadn't really had much time to do that yet! Here we were almost at our last day and we haven't even really seen most of the ship yet! We started at the top, the sports deck and really didn't get much farther than that because it was just so beautiful up there! The sun was setting and the view out over the ocean was gorgeous!

The Windjammer is the buffet - and it has some nice decor!

These are musical steps! When you step on them the piano plays!

The kids pool play area

 After dinner in the Main Dining Room we went to see Flight. This was a really great show! Quite a production!

 We walked back to our cabin through Central Park. It's always so beautiful at night!

We had a great day at sea! Tomorrow is our last day, Cococay! We were definitely looking forward to that!