Continuing on with embarkation day…
We headed straight up to the pool deck, deck 9, and went to the Windjammer for lunch. It was about 11:45 a.m. at this point. The Windjammer is the buffet restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It has several different “stations.” There’s a Kid’s Corner, Healthy Corner, Dessert area, Bread/Soup area, Beverage station (lemonade, mango water, iced tea, water, coffee, hot tea), and regular hot choices, salad bar, etc. When we arrived it wasn’t full yet, but by the time we left, people were looking for tables!
Here are some pictures of some of the food offerings during this lunch:
And this is what I decided on!
I wasn’t super hungry at this point, so I just nibbled on a few different things. I personally LOVED the bolognese sauce and would eat this several more times throughout the cruise!
After lunch, I walked around and took some pictures of decks 9 and 10.
This is where we spent a majority of our time! This is the Main Pool. There are also 4 hot tubs all around the pool.
Shot from the 10th deck.
This is the Solarium. Also on the 9th deck, and exclusive for adults only.
A hidden gem on this ship is the Park Cafe. It’s located in the Solarium on deck 9, and offers some good eats! Sandwiches, salads, nachos, cookies, etc. etc. It’s a great place to grab a quick snack. Just not the serving hours in the Cruise Compass! Even though this is located in the “adult only” Solarium, children are permitted to go here to eat.
Not shown are a bunch of tables and chairs, where people will sit and play all kinds of games they bring onboard. I even saw someone painting on a canvas! It’s super quiet compared to the outside main pool area. It’s also a little bit warmer and stuffier in my opinion, because there is no outside air coming in. I did hear from someone that while in port, they did open the roof.
Also located in the back of the Solarium is the spa. I personally did not spend any time here on this cruise!
Up Next…Our cabin and some inside pictures!