LIVE on Norwegian Epic Day 4: Yah Mon! No Problems in Ocho Rios Mon!
Yesterday we were in Ocho Rios mon! I got up early again to catch the sunrise over Jamaica mon. It was stunning as always mon. Okay, I'm done now mon.
My first breakfast in the Garden Cafe, also known as the human oven, consisted of croissants and yogurt. They were all very good. I also added some protein this time around with some bacon. We had also ordered room service from our butler the night before, so it was waiting when I got back. I ordered a whole spread of things, but ended up not eating any of it. We were very crunched for time because we had to meet our excursion at 8. You all should be proud! I didn't eat as much today. They might not have to actually roll me off of the ship!
Our excursion was to the Bamboo VIP Beach Club (not at all wheelchair accessible). Disembarking was pretty much a disaster due to all of the people and chaos of busses at the port. After that everything went pretty smoothly. As for safety, there was no point in the day where we didn't feel safe. The driver was a little crazy, but who doesn't drive crazy in foreign countries. Our tour guide was super nice, and told us a lot about life in Jamaica. One gallon of gas costs about $7 to $8 USD because they have to import it to the island.
We got to spend three hours at the beach, where they served an appetizer, a main course, and dessert. It was a very relaxing day, and I even got to sneak in a nap. The last hour was spent shopping and heading back to the ship. We were back on the ship by 12:30. For lunch I made my way back to the Garden Cafe. Let me tell you, the Garden Cafe at lunch time is like I-95 on Good Friday. You don't move anywhere, and there is no end in sight. You have better chances of going down with the sinking ship than getting to the food you want in a timely manner.
The WiFi is very spotty at sea, which I am not surprised by. However, it holds up well enough that I am able to FaceTime with some people back home (you know who you are). It's also good enough to get these blogs out everyday, which is good enough for me!
I spent most of the rest of the day just exploring the ship and relaxing. I spent some time in the Atrium, until they had pumped so much cold into the room that I was frozen to the bone. I thawed out by heading up to the Posh private sun deck on decks 18 and 19. It was super relaxing and I liked listening to the live music from the pool deck.
Today was the first day of the cruise that I got to see the sunset. I think it was even better than sunrise! I went up to deck 18 forward, where I watched us sail into the beautiful orange sky. There's nothing like sunset at sea! You're gonna hear me say that a lot, so get used to it.
For dinner, we went to the Epic Club as a whole family! I ordered the Shrimp Cocktail, Surf and Turf, and the Mushroom Ravioli. The shrimp tasted a little too fishy for me, but the Surf and Turf was excellent. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection. I didn't have enough room to eat the potato, but somehow I found it within me to eat dessert. Our waiter had a lot to do with that. He was very good at convincing us that we had enough room to share a chocolate cake. He was right because we all did! The cake was very rich and tasted really good!
Today we are tendered in Grand Cayman and we are headed to the beach, once again. I'll see you tomorrow for another completely serious and in-depth review on board the beautiful Norwegian Epic!