Sunday, 22 December 2013

Our First Sea Day

 It was lovely to sleep in until 715am…There was no longer any point trying to pretend to sleep. We dressed the children and headed for breakfast at Royal Court. On offer were various favourites of the family. We had our fill of eggs benedict, bircher muesli, cream of wheat and waffles before attending the non-denominational service.

Breakfast venue

Table with a view

Each corner is dedicated to a princess

Detailed mosaic panel

Eggs Benedict, one of my favourites

The rest of the day seemed to be a bit of a blur. I was rather slack with the camera leaving it behind on occasions. It was nice not to have to lug the weight around at times but at others I wished I had. So I will thank my fellow cruisers ahead of time for letting me use their footage.

One of the highlights of our day was dining at Remy, the French specialty restaurant onboard. We had difficulty securing reservations of greater than 2 and couldn’t get them at the same time despite trying to book them the minute to online. Malcolm and Jason did a great job securing the private room for 15 of us. The room was usually where the presentation are made for brunch, but a special concession was made for us. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were. Mr Sweet Talk had definitely earnt his keep! The room was a recreation from the movie right down to the chandelier and the view of the kitchen that Remy had. It was beautiful. Most of the wait staff were French and the experience was exquisite. The head chef, Benoit, came out to talk us through the dishes, and this was followed by an explanation of the optional accompanying matched champagne set. The food was superb. Be sure to be on the lookout for Remy and the wine labels from John Lasseter’s Napa vineyard…

Maitre D' Benoit showing us into the private room and highlighting its features

The chef, also Benoit, explaining the menu

Explanation of the accompanying champagnes

The adults!

A massive bottle...

Look at the label!

I had designated my afternoon to be spent ogling Chris Hemworth in 3D. Alas, I had to abandon Thor the Dark World at the behest of Lara who requested to be picked up from the Kids Club. Darn those wavephones!

The evening highlight was the after dinner show, Aladdin. It was another of Disney’s production. And this evening’s entertainment didn’t disappointment. It was full of colour and great music. They did a great job of adapting it to a stage at sea. The children sat glued until the very end. And with that, it was time for bed yet again…for some. Malcolm is somewhere wandering the ship right now…

Formal night

Protect the shirt!

Elliot loving ordering from the adult menu

Dinner offerings

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