I began my day with a breakfast (dessert?) on the Windjammer, with French toast topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
Then there was one thing new for me: a therapeutic massage! In actual fact, I’ve by no means had an expert therapeutic massage earlier than, so I used to be keen to search out out what it’s. I pre-booked the 50-minute Aroma Stone Remedy therapeutic massage within the cruise planner. Since I had by no means had a therapeutic massage earlier than, I did not know what to anticipate once I walked into the Vitality Spa this morning.
I first crammed out a brief questionnaire the place I might rank my health and stress ranges, in addition to be aware any illnesses or areas I needed the masseuse to concentrate on. My masseuse, Ni from Indonesia, introduced me to the remedy room the place she went over my questionnaire with me earlier than beginning the remedy. I used to be somewhat nervous as I did not know what to do or count on, however she made me really feel very snug.
The Aroma Stone Remedy therapeutic massage is a scorching stone therapeutic massage, so it features a therapeutic massage with each palms and scorching stones. Though heat, the stones weren’t uncomfortable and so they gave rise to a particularly relaxed feeling.
The therapeutic massage was undoubtedly value each penny! At first I used to be afraid that fifty minutes would appear too brief, but it surely was good for a primary therapeutic massage. I am additionally glad I selected the recent stone possibility as an alternative of a regular therapeutic massage as the recent stones had been completely scrumptious!
I had heard that spa therapies have a tendency to finish with a boring gross sales pitch, however the gross sales pitch I acquired (for the cream used within the therapeutic massage) was very brief and never awkward. All in all, it was the perfect begin to the day I might have requested for!
I caught up on some work after my journey to the spa. My favourite place to work or chill out on board is at Two70 because of the magnificent ocean views that encompass the location.
After a fast lunch on the Windjammer, I headed to the pool deck for my new favourite drink: an ice chilly mojito. Extraordinarily refreshing and never too candy, the frozen mojito turned out to be a harmful discovery on board!
The solar lastly got here out (a bit) within the afternoon, though the temperature was nonetheless fairly cool. I walked across the pool and sports activities deck to absorb the ocean views. I seen that there have been two varieties of passengers on board: those that tan in bathing fits and people in winter jackets!
Being a Quantum-class ship, Anthem of the Seas has loads of inside house, which is useful for cruises to colder locations like Alaska, Norway, and so forth. With an indoor pool, air-conditioned solarium and the SeaPlex, the climate would not have as a lot of an impact on actions as it could on Oasis or Voyager class ships, for instance.
Till now, I’ve all the time stated that Voyager class was my favourite class of Royal Caribbean ships, however I believe Quantum class is likely to be my favourite now! Whereas there are some issues I do not like (the dearth of a promenade deck because the lifeboats block the view), I like the inside ocean-view areas like Two70 and the Solarium. Additionally they have fascinating routes all over the world that you just can not all the time discover with different ships.
Subsequent, it was time for one in all my favourite onboard actions: the Worldwide Stomach Flop Competitors. Though I did not take part, it was undeniably enjoyable to look at the contributors attempt to take advantage of spectacular flop potential.
Tonight was a proper night, and though I typically skip a proper night in change for dinner elsewhere on board, Samantha and I made a decision to dress and head to the primary eating room. I loved the French Onion Soup, Pasta Carbonara, and the Molten Chocolate Cake, which was my favourite dessert I’ve had on this sail to date!
Yesterday I wrote how a lot I cherished We Will Rock You within the Royal Theater so I made a decision to look at it once more tonight! Our seats weren’t nice yesterday, so we went to the theater early to get among the finest seats in the home.
Similar to yesterday, the efficiency was spectacular and it was the right approach to finish the night. I am already trying ahead to seeing the Broadway exhibits on ships I have never sailed on within the fleet but (Hairspray on Symphony, Mamma Mia on Attract, and Saturday Evening Fever on Liberty of the Seas).
This cruise glided by so shortly! Tomorrow is already the final day, however I am delighted to be again in France tomorrow after we dock in Le Havre.