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Day 6: Cozumel

Good Morning!

Docked in Cozumel about an hour ago. No plans to get off the ship today. Sitting alone here again in CK as I write this. I love this part of the ship. 

Hubby and the girls are still asleep. Our plans are just to hang out by the pool today. 

Tonight is busy. They have had to shuffle and cancel many shows this sailing. Because of this, Hideaway Heist is not even being shown this sailing and tonight we have to watch the Fine Line and Columbus. On the agenda is also the 90s party and the famous Quest.

Feeling a bit sad as I handed in our luggage valet forms. That means this cruise is almost coming to an end...😥

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Since I have some time this morning, it might be a good opportunity to make some stray observations at this point. 

You are treated differently when they see the card or when they realize that you are SC.

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- The first indication of this was Day 1 at CK. I mentioned to the host that we like the tables by the window. When we arrived that evening for dinner, the place was packed but there was a table for 4 empty for us in the exact same spot that I mentioned.

- By Day 3 in Labadee, I had yet to meet or chat with Mohamed and Elaine, the concierges in the suite lounge. Upon coming across them at Barefoot Beach, they both greeted me by name. I was so impressed. Mohamed even made mention that I had sailed HM prior to this and that was the first ever conversation that I had with him.  He was on vacation when I was here last.  Both of these concierges are great. Since Labadee, we have had many wonderful conversations.

- Captain Gus personally called us to check in on how things were going. 

- So far, every dinner, at every restaurant, except for Hibachi, we have received a window seat. Coincidence? Not sure?

- As we strolled through Central Park a few nights ago, we ran into an officer who we did not recognize. He greeted us by name. 

- Last night at 150, we had a great waiter from the start. 2/3 of the way through the meal, Araceli showed up to check on us and our waiter was there as well. After she left, it is hard to describe, but service went up another notch and again, he started addressing us by name when he did not before.

Just a few of the things that have stood out to me so far and I wanted to note them before I forget. 

Another thing to note is how amazing this CK staff is. We knew that already from the last time we sailed HM but we were not sure what to expect this time as we knew that many of them were headed to start up SY.  Two waiters here, Elmer and Rico, we recognized from the last time and they knew us right away when they saw us!  Great memory and stand up service from both, even when we are not at their tables. A few days ago, the girls woke up late and they could not get a table in CK. The host had a waiting list about 10 people long. Elmer saw us waiting, came up to us and took their orders and personally brought it to our room!  No words to describe that type of service! Simply WOW!

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1 hour ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Feeling a bit sad as I handed in our luggage valet forms. That means this cruise is almost coming to an end...😥

This is the worst feeling I have ever had without being at a funeral or a courthouse.  I know it all too well.....

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I agree with you @Lovetocruise2002. Mohammed has been wonderful to us as well and we're in Sky Class. He made dinner arrangements and reserved us a cabana prior to sailing (via emails). He called our room the first day to confirm the cabana with us and when we finally met him in the Suite Lounge, he was very friendly and asked if there was anything else we needed. While at Labadee, he also stopped by our cabana to check in on us. 

We too are sad that this trip is coming to an end!

Do you think we could delay the ship @Lovetocruise2002 so we can't go back to work? See if your genie can talk to the captain! 😂🤣

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5 minutes ago, bellemiche said:

I agree with you @Lovetocruise2002. Mohammed has been wonderful to us as well and we're in Sky Class. He made dinner arrangements and reserved us a cabana prior to sailing (via emails). He called our room the first day to confirm the cabana with us and when we finally met him in the Suite Lounge, he was very friendly and asked if there was anything else we needed. While at Labadee, he also stopped by our cabana to check in on us. 

We too are sad that this trip is coming to an end!

Do you think we could delay the ship @Lovetocruise2002 so we can't go back to work? See if your genie can talk to the captain! 😂🤣

Then we would both be in trouble at work...😥

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3 hours ago, CGTLH said:

Meanwhile slumming it on Mariner in an inside.

 

3 hours ago, twangster said:

Life Pro Tip - The C&A cookies should be heated for no more than 45 seconds using that hairdryer.  

Don't go a full 60 seconds.  Big mistake.

 

3 hours ago, CGTLH said:

Those were gone before the hairdryer could be busted out. #teamdx

Omg! You guys are too funny!

We really need to find a way to all sail together!

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22 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Night 5: Dinner 150 Central Park

Another great meal tonight at 150CP in terms of quality and service. However, if I wasn’t already convinced that CK rivals any specialty restaurant, tonight solidified it. We had 2 appetizers tonight (Short rib & Pork Belly) that they served upstairs at CK. It was exactly the same! Quality and taste, exactly.

Menu:

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The great thing about 150 is that some things are prepared tableside. The evening was off to a great start as I was reunited with a drink that I have missed greatly.

The Urban Garden Martini (aka Cucumber martini) 

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150 CP bread (Not on the menu but probably the best bread on board!)

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Hubby had a Ceasar Salad, also prepared table side.

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Scallops

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Braised Short Rib

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Pork Belly

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Halibut (because @tiny260 said to try it 😉)

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Lobster Thermidor

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Fried Cheesecake 😋

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150 is my favorite of the specialty restaurants.  The bread is amazing and that fried cheesecake!  We ended up ordering that to our room on the last night after having it at 150 earlier in the week.

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1 hour ago, ldf75 said:

150 is my favorite of the specialty restaurants.  The bread is amazing and that fried cheesecake!  We ended up ordering that to our room on the last night after having it at 150 earlier in the week.

Haha. I was planning to order that for our last night tomorrow!

1 minute ago, Johnbob7 said:

Ah ok, thanks. We had Sorin as CK manager last year and wondered if he was still there.

Enjoy rest of cruise!

bob

The current CK manager is also excellent. I did not get his name though. I will check tomorrow. And I did mess up his name in the earlier post. It is Anoop, not Anoob. 😊

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Dinner Night 6: Back at Chops 

We had to have an earlier dinner tonight as we had two shows to catch. Same menu as night 3.

Started with the Lavender Tonic from the other night and the Mushroom soup. 

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Hubby had the Bacon.

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Next up, Seafood Tower but only lobster and crab.

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Branzino for Hubby.

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I went with Lobster tonight. 

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Sides: love those truffle fries, spinach, and tater tots

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And of course dessert: Red Velvet cake and Cheesecake 

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After dinner we rushed to the Fine Line since it has been cancelled so many times already this sailing. This is my favourite show to date. I was so excited to finally watch this with my girls! Last time they weren’t with us and I streamed it to them. The Fine Line did not disappoint. In the words of D10, she said it was Epic! 😊

And I am so happy that this guy was not on vacation for this sailing!

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After the Fine Line, onwards to Columbus. The kids loved this one as well. This is also my favourite RC original production, although that might change with Flight this summer.

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Now...

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When we got back to our room tonight, more surprises awaited for us. We ordered churros from Sabor to snack on after the Quest but this is what we found instead.

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 We are touched by how thoughtful Araceli has been. Tonight tops it off.

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And I never told her that I was adding to my ship collection, so likely a coincidence, unless she is on these blogs lol. Now I don’t have to buy one tomorrow 😊

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