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.
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:
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:
The area where the shops were, was perfect as a destination to party! We giggled so much watching this, YMCA performed before our eyes!
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.
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.
The dessert sampler was amazing, I couldn’t resist!
With the most amazing panna cotta, strawberries dipped in chocolate and melt in the middle chocolate pudding…
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.
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?