Enchantment of the Seas Live Blog Day 2 - Coco Cay
Today was our first port of call, my favorite island of Coco Cay. We arrived at 8am and the weather couldn’t have been better. I decided to have breakfast at Chops Grill before I got off the ship. This is special breakfast for Diamond Plus, Pinnacle, and Suites. The real benefit is the service, because it’s the same food you would order in the main dining room. For breakfast I ordered an omelet and a side of bacon. I wanted to eat a large breakfast and skip lunch, since I had Chops again for dinner.
Around 10am I took the tender boat over to the island. On my way over I noticed the pier construction was in progress. They are building a pier here so the Oasis class ships can start visiting Coco Cay. The dock is expected to be complete by summer of 2018. If you are wondering, you cannot hear any noise from the construction while you are on the island.
My plans for today were to relax and have a few drinks at the floating bar. I was recently here in Coco Cay and noticed the floating bar had writing all over it from the guest. Now, they have sanded all the writing off and it looks brand new again. I spent a few hours out here making friends and enjoying the day. At one point we saw a 2-foot shark go under the floating bar, oh I wish I had my camera.
Around 2pm I saw some very dark clouds moving in, so I decided to head back to the ship. By the time I made it to the security line it started to pour rain. Living in Florida, afternoon rain showers are a way of life. Once I made it back on board I managed to grab a two-hour nap.
Tonight was the captain’s reception and formal night. They had Super Mario on stage to present him a bottle of wine. Super Mario has spent more than a decade on board throughout the fleet. He was part of their speech and saying jokes, recommending the Crown and Anchor Society. He’s now at 7,003 points in the society and holds the most points out of 11 million members.
Dinner was in Chops tonight at 6:30pm. I wanted to try something different since I’ve had the filet a lot recently; they recommended the 16oz rib eye. The steak was really good and if you are hungry, I highly recommended going with this steak. I had mushrooms and mac-n-cheese on the side. The restaurant was so busy tonight, but I as still in-and-out in less than 90 minutes. The staff in this Chops Grill is so friendly they want you to have a great experience here and go the extra mile to ensure you do.
After dinner, I attended the under the stars party on the pool deck. The party was like the sail away party but during the evening hours. I must say I was the only person on the pool deck not wearing white. At this pool party they have a wear all white theme.
Tomorrow our last stop is in Nassau, Bahamas so stay tuned!