Royal Caribbean : What’s on offer, on a cruise ship at night

| November 13, 2013 | 6 Comments

This will be my final post, about life aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise I took last month.  I really hope that I have covered any questions that anyone might have had about cruising.  I think it really changed my perception of cruising, and I was amazed how many different nationalities were aboard, and how far-ranging the age groups were.  Young families, groups of friends, huge family groups, couples and singles, it really was very mixed.

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In this post, I thought I would cover what I got up to in the evenings.  I have already looked at what to pack for a cruise in an earlier post. I liked getting dressed up in the evenings, but if that’s not to your fancy, then wear what’s comfortable for you.  I only attended one formal evening, on my 5 day cruise, which was a cocktail dress kind of affair, it just felt a little bit more special, and the was a little excited frisson in the air when we dined that evening.  Once ready, I took myself down to the Champagne bar and people watched, whilst having a Kir Royal, and some nibbles.  Now I really knew I was on holiday! Another night I went to Vintages, a really lovely wine bar, with a great selection.

The shows were outstanding!  I had not realised how well acted, sung and skated they would be, so professional and great fun.

This was Saturday Night Fever:

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There was also an ice show that I went to, that was fantastic, but my photography skill weren’t up to scratch to capture it.  When the skaters performed the infamous head-banger move, my heart really was in my mouth!

A party atmosphere seemed to descend on the Liberty of the seas on some nights:

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The area where the shops were, was perfect as a destination to party!  We giggled so much watching this, YMCA performed before our eyes!

 

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I can now say I’ve been into a casino.  I didn’t have a flutter, but it was great fun watching!  There were lots of different games being played on maybe a dozen tables, and a very bustling but serious atmosphere.

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The meals are all included in the price of the cruise, however there were a couple of places to eat in the evening (speciality restaurants) where you had to pay a small supplement towards the meal.  On one of the evenings Jen (A Beauty Junkie in London) and I had a fabulous meal at Portofino, a Tuscan inspired restaurant.

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The dessert sampler was amazing, I couldn’t resist!

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With the most amazing panna cotta, strawberries dipped in chocolate and melt in the middle chocolate pudding…

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One evening, I just went for a walk, and took in the view, and then read a little and drank in the lovely atmosphere, so relaxing.

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So that’s what I got up to on my cruise in the evenings.  It really does have all aspects covered, relaxation, party, good food, Champers, and entertainment.  When can I book again?

 

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  1. Aly
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    Oh now that does look amazing fun Amanda! I’ve suddenly had childhood flashbacks of watching the love boat.It looks and sounds like you’ve had a fantastic time.

  2. Nikki Thomas says:

    That looks amazing, what a lovely way to have a break away.
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  3. Madhu Sethi
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    Midnight party on pool deck of Enchantment of the Seas on a cruise to the Bahamas this summer – there was lots of music and dancing and suddenly the music switched to familiar Indie pop, and everyone went wild dancing to the catchy beat – that was definitely one of my RoyalWOW moments!

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