Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Adventure of the Seas Christmas Cruise [Day 8] - At Sea

It was the last day of the cruise... but also our first sea day!

Rachel and I started the day on the pool deck. We actually just went to see if we could find chairs - and they were everywhere! We were there for about an hour when Derrick and Jennifer joined us. We watched the ice sculpture being carved and the belly flop competition. The belly floppers on this ship were disappointing - only one big dude, and he didn't win because he made a big scene and then just fell in the pool with little splash. We started to watch the crew v. passenger volleyball game, but it was the worst game ever - probably because they didn't bother to drain the pool. They were treading water and playing volleyball - talk about exhausting. The ball rarely made it over the net.

Then Rachel and I went with Derrick and Jennifer to play Michael Jackson trivia. We then decided to go inline skating. That was fun. I think the inline track on the Adventure is larger than the one on the Mariner (at least back in 2008).

They had a Christmas ice show. It was a strange hodgepodge of Christmas songs and costumes. Very weird. Definitely not a big-budget production. And check out that reindeer!

Christmas Ice Show



Christmas Ice Show

Christmas Ice Show

It was a casual night, but because it was Christmas, we decided to dress up a little...

Christmas Night

Rachel got a picture with these guys, again. Too bad she didn't start this sooner! They had such unique outfits every night. What fun-loving guys!

Holiday Attire

Rachel and Kale - his parents warned us he was a shy one, but Rachel got him out of his shell!

Table Mates

See that lipstick on his cheek? He left it there until he went back to his stateroom after dinner!

Table Mates

Can't believe they're 14 (Kale) and 12 (Mattea) - so tall for their age! (Err... and we're a little on the short side!)

Table Mates

Our wonderful wait staff!

Serving Team

We later ran into Cody, Derrick's younger brother. He graduated with a Bachelor's of Art and Architecture (the degree I'm working on), but decided to become a math teacher - it's his first year teaching 11th grade and he loves it!

Cruise Friends!

I took a few photos of the ship that evening before heading to bed.

Royal Promenade

Vision Ship Model

Vision Ship Model

Adventure Dining Room

Adventure Dining Room

Adventure Dining Room

Royal Promenade on Adventure

Promenade Christmas Tree

Royal Promenade

Grand Stair

Grand Stair

Promenade Christmas Tree