It’s Day 2 of our 5D4N Royal Caribbean cruise – have you read Day 1 yet?
- Mitsueki Travels (SP Phase 2 (HA), Day 25 (Day 559): 5D4N Royal Caribbean (Quantum of the Seas) Cruise Travelogue (Day 1) – 21 Oct 2021
- Mitsueki Travels (SP Phase 2 (HA), Day 26 (Day 560): 5D4N Royal Caribbean (Quantum of the Seas) Cruise Travelogue (Day 2) – 22 Oct 2021
I didn’t take the WiFi package this round cos I wasn’t able to buy it 2 nights before the advanced sale price ended (sales for packages close 3 days before your sailing date) so it was more expensive onboard. Decided to just go without WiFi for this entire trip and it was the best decision made tbh!
That aside, good morning as we went for our one and only morning run around the running track cos we actually woke up early. Nice views, lovely weather and a short workout to start the day right = perfect. We wanted to do it again but never did in the end for the rest of the trip HAHHAHAH.
Next up, brekkie at the Windjammer – which is a buffet style place and you’ll be so so spoiled for choice!
I took away some fruits and an orange juice back to our room while doing my daily ahems* while the Mister tucked into his own hearty brekkie here separately.
The reason for the rush is because we had our first activity for the day later which we wanted to be on time for.
And here you go, a napkin artistry class where we had fun folding our napkin into different forms.
A quick brekkie bite for me at Cafe Promenade with a cuppa coffee for the Mister and hot chocolate for me.
Next, our origami class where we had a spot of fun! Heh, note that the classes/trivias and most activities are usually in 30 minutes blocks and you can plan your schedule in advance referring to the daily cruise compass, or using the Royal Caribbean app. Note that this is based on a first come first served basis, no reservations can be made (except for dining, bumper cars and headliner shows/productions).
With some time to kill after our classes, we headed back to our room to chillax by the balcony, enjoy my fruits ..
.. and of course, get changed!
Initially, we thought that there would be a stricter dress code (no t-shirts, shorts and shoes etc) applied for specialty dining restaurants so we changed out into nicer outfits and shoes. Later on, we realized it’s not really enforced here as a few people also turned up in the usual t-shirt shorts and flip flops thing; even at fine dining Chops Grille. It’s really up to the individual la, but what we decided = lunch, casual. Dinner = dress up!
Today was a back to back lunch and dinner at both Jamie’s Italian because those were the only slots we were able to book then from Day 1. You don’t have to worry about getting bored as the menu is quite varied AND you can order as much as you like.
For this round, we had two starters – the fried squid (nay), and the baked mushrooms (THE BEST!!).
Followed by their famous prawn linguine, which we requested for a smaller portion. Taste was quite blah with a weak sauce. Quite disappointing.
We also shared their Ji Burger and posh fries which came highly recommended by these bloggers here. Not bad I would say.
Oh and we added seasonal greens which turned out to be broccoli with garlic. Idk but I was actually disappointed with it.. it tasted so plain.
And finally, ended off with their sorbet and the Mister opted for all their flavors of mango, lime and raspberry. Not too bad, my fave was the lime as it was very refreshing!
With our tummies full, we went off next for some back to back trivia activities around the ship at Schooner Bar and Music Hall respectively.
We missed out on the crossword puzzle activity as the venue was full but took the paper with us as a takeaway to play on our own.
Luckily we found a nice venue to play some crosswords at the cafe@two70 which serves deli food including soups, salads and the like (complimentary) plus the usual drinks.
We had the cookies (oatmeal raisin was nice) and some beef plus a coffee for the Mister and lemonade for myself). Afternoon tea = done!
Our next item on the itinerary was to catch our headliner show featuring a violinist at Two70 and oh boy, it was not too bad with some added elements of dancing and flair from the Starwater cast so it wasn’t just a violin performance all the way. A lovely show and we enjoyed it!
Since we had some time to kill before our reservations at Jamie’s, it’s time to sit and chill to live piano music from Albert at Boleros. Feel free as well to walk in (subjected to the venue capacity), or leave whenever you like. It’s really at your own time/leisure for all the activities, shows, etc.
And then, it was dinner once at Jamie’s Italian as mentioned. This time round, we tried a variety of different food options.
Starters – we went for the garlic bread. A little meh tbh, as I expected more. It was not bad but could be better with more garlic sauce imo.
We went for 3 mains, a kid portion size of the truffle tagliatelle (not bad!), lamb racks (very good!) and their lasagna (yums!). No regrets here, the mains for this round were great and I enjoyed them all!
Yep, and ended this off with their famous epic brownie with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.
Feeling so STUFFED, it’s just time for a relaxing night catching the Royal Carribbean orchestra performance, playing the Family Feud gameshow before ending our night having a great time singing along the live band (with vocals!) at the Music Hall. Woohoo!
And now, time to concuss. Oh and meet our peacock towel, courtesy of our stateroom attendant. Good night and thanks always for reading!
Day 3 is coming up next~
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