Saturday, September 10, 2011

First Sea Day

Day 1-2: San Francisco-Barcelona
Day 3 AM: Barcelona City Tour - Pre Cruise
Day 3 PM: Norwegian Epic Cruise
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Livorno (Cinque Terre excursion)
Day 6: Rome (Rome city tour)
Day 7: Naples (Sorrento, Positano, Pompeii excursion)
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Palma de Mallorca
Day 10: Barcelona - Post Cruise
Day 11: Barcelona - San Francisco

We were still jetlagged, and woke up really early and really hungry (before 6 AM!). So we searched for food before the main breakfast area was even open! The only thing open at that time was O'Sheehan so we ate there.

We saw the rock climbing/rappelling wall and wanted to try rappelling since none of us had tried it before. It wasn't as easy as it looked! Well, at least for me. I went first and thought that it was pretty scary. Dan, on the other hand thought that it was pretty easy.

Dan rappelling down the wall

We saw a spa special for $89++ for 3 mini treatments at the Mandara Spa, which included a foot massage. Our feet had been soo tired from all the walking, so I booked this treatment. It was definitely relaxing and much needed! Apparently for any spa treatment, the cruise automatically charged an 18% gratuity, so the total bill was not that cheap after all :p After the mini spa treatment, we got ready to watch the Blue Man Group show.  I had seen the Blue Man Group before but none of the other family members had. It was actually a pretty good show, and it was one of the free ones, which made it even better! We came in a bit early so we could get good seats.

In front of the Blue Man Group Theatre
Inside the Theatre

Afterwards, we went to Taste restaurant for dinner. Taste was also one of the free dining options but a seated one. We liked the food and also liked the decor of the restaurant. It made us feel like we were at one of the paid restaurants since the decor was so nice. We asked our server for a birthday cake for my sister, so they provided free cake at the end of dinner. How awesome! My sister didn't expect it at all so it was a good surprise.

At Taste Restaurant

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