Originally scheduled as a sea day today we’re going to Cabo San Lucas!
We went to the main dining room for breakfast when it opened at 7 am. S1 joined us and we had a good breakfast although we waited longer for food than last time. I made a sandwich from bagel, fried egg and bacon.
After getting ready for shore we went to the Alchmey bar about 8:20 am. The people waiting had already left the ship so we were escorted right away to the tenders — easy peasy.
Plus we were the last one on the tenders before she took off so they seated us in the handicapped area. We had no waiting and great view — must have been living right lately. 🙂
We found a vendor selling glass bottom boat tours. He wanted $25 and only bargained down to $20. We started walking away and he gave us to his friend who ironically was starting at$30 but took $15 per person.
There was a short delay waiting while a family of six boarded. We took off and then turned around before leaving the marina area for three more to join us.
Then the boat started heading to the beach. Turns out they paid for water taxi to the beach. It was annoying to have that extra riding around and I started to wish we had paid for the $20 tour.
When we had the tour, it was pretty good except for the fact that he spent only a minute or so in the area where the fish are fed so we didn’t get to see many.
We went by lovers beach…
and even had a family photo opp.
I was able to get a photo of the arch.
And we had another family photo.
We saw seals (or were they sea lions?).
On the pacific side it was much rougher.
After seeing divorce beach, we headed back to Cabo San Lucas. Guillermo dropped my husband and me off at Medano Beach and the other two elected to go back to the Marina. S1 was seasick and had had enough boats for the day.
The beach had a lot less sand than the last time we were here plus some of the spots were shut down. It basically was unrecognizable to me.
We walked down until we found a spot that had a building, empty loungers, and umbrellas already set up. It was the Omega Bar.
All in all, the spot was NOT relaxing as I had constant peddlers to the point they would interrupt me reading. Plus the jet skis later came and were parked in front of the row in front of us.
We later saw the place next door (a little further down the beach) had ropes around it and more spacing between loungers and wished we had gone there. We should have decided to move on when they didn’t have frozen drinks (I first ordered a frozen margarita). The waiter said it was broken during the hurricane. First of all, one blender for this big area!
The water temperature was great and it was clearer water than PuertoVallarta. I also didn’t get knocked down by waves although we did see some people have trouble getting out of the ocean.
Steve had corona’s today and I had cucumber mojitos.
They were very refreshing. We ate lunch there (shrimp burrito for me and two chicken tacos for Steve). It was okay.
Steve ended up having to switch to Pacifico beer for his last couple because they ran out of Corona. Aye, aye,aye.
We decided to head back about 12:30 ship’s time and not wait for our water taxi. We found a water taxi that was $5 per person and headed back. The hardest thing all day was trying to climb up the boat’s ladder when it was leaning my way.
We ended up at the far side of the dock and walked over to the tender dock. It was a very short line to get on the tender which filled up fast.
We got back to the ship and took showers before heading up to the Lido for more lunch. Steve ordered a full pizza for us but it was so greasy and watery at the same time that I couldn’t eat it.
He had no problem, LOL.
We didn’t do much else until dinner time except relax. Steve and I did go by the photo area before dinner and bought the one from Puerto Vallarta. We ordered reprints to give to S1 and S2 and found cute frames for them that were just $5.
It was time for dinner and only the two of us were there as S1 was still not feeling well. As you might have guessed S2 preferred dining at the lido.
We both started with New England clam chowder.
It was the best soup we’ve had all cruise. Very tasty.
This was followed by shrimp cocktail.
I thought it would be jumbo shrimp since it was American Feast but it was the same thing we have every day.
We both had ordered the filet mignon with short rib. I didn’t care for either piece of meat and ended up only eating the mashed potatoes from the plate.
Steve also had ordered the. Grilled shrimp entree so I had one of those and it was good.
We both had the grand marnier soufflé.
It was very good!
We went directly from the dining room to the showroom and found good seats a few rows back. The show was 80’s to the max. It was the first time I’ve seen a playlist production and it was strange just having 8 performers with no band.
Before heading to the stateroom, we stopped by the Red Frog Pub and listened to the band there for a few songs.
Our towel animal tonight was a monkey.
Steve watched the NFL game (season opener) before we called it a night.
Click the image below to see today’s Fun Times program.
If you missed the other parts of the recap the links are below.
September 2nd: Pre-Cruise Travel
September 3rd: Embarkation
September 3rd: Nick & Nora’s Steakhouse
September 4th: Sea Day 1
September 5th: Sea Day 2 (Cabo San Lucas originally)
September 6th: Sea Day 3 (Mazatlan originally)
September 7th: Puerto Vallarta