On August 29, 2012, we woke up and we were in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It’s great to wake up and you’re in a whole new city and you didn’t have to do anything to get there – that’s why cruises are so cool. (That and the unlimited food of course!)
Ivan, Lil Dave and I rushed to the port in Dubrovnik. We’ve been here before, so we wanted to go on a boat going to see the Elephanti Islands. Ivan booked it through Adriana Cavtat and a few minutes later we were off on a boat with about 50 people on it.
Our first stop was Kolocep where we stopped for 30 minutes. We walked around.
The boat started going to the next destination which was Sipan. The boat only stopped here for a short time.
We walked around and enjoyed the sun.
It was lunch time once we got back on the boat.
We got lots of fish and coleslaw (seconds and even more if we wanted). The red wine and juice were all free as well. We were shown how to eat a fish without the use of utensils. The bones of the fish were thrown into the water for the birds to scoop up.
The boat stopped at our last stop which was Lopud. There was a beach here. Ivan, Lil Dave and I relaxed on lounge chairs by the water.
Ivan and I each got a Somersby Pear Cider which is so very tasty. We read our books while chilling out.
It was back on the boat and awhile later we were back in Dubrovnik. We then got back on board the boat.
Lil Dave went to go find his monkey friends on the ship.
It’s awesome having a balcony for the views and of course the lovely sunsets.
Later, we went to see the new Hasbro Game Show. The games were really fun (like putting in basketballs to play Connect Four), but the main prize was just a big package of, yup you guessed it, Hasbro games.
It’s not going to make me want to play – but a lot of people seemed to want to play….I guess they are desperate for a free board game!!
For dinner, we went back to the first table we had with the British couple, Latin/French couple and the Scottish couple. At least they were all friendly and chatty (well, the Scottish were a bit quiet) – also we were all about the same age.
I started off with penne with artichokes while Ivan got the salmon cheesecake. Ivan got the Indian vegetarian for his main course while I got the Louisiana catfish. It was a tasty meal. We left diner to check out the Liars Club.
The Liars Club features three of the entertainment hosts. We’ve seen this before on other Carnival cruise ships and it’s always funny. We were happy to see that Calvyn was part of it. He’s so hilarious that he could be a stand-up comedian. The host of the show was a girl named Amy who’s 6 feet 3 inches tall so her nickname is 6-3. Amy is the assistant cruise director. Amy says a weird word and the three must give a definition of the word and the audience gets to decide who we think is telling the truth. One is actually telling the right definition while the other two are lying.
Each host had a funny story. Taylor was the beauty queen. She would always say I’m Taylor and I’m a Beauty Queen.. each time she would say how she was in the beauty contest for Ms. Spam or Ms. Pork and tell a story related to beauty or beauty contests.
Calvyn would always give a long story about his past like getting bullied in school or working in Wendy’s.
He was definitely the funniest. He puts on an act that he’s depressed. At the end of the story, he would say thank you. 6-3 would then look confused and say Calvyn you didn’t tell us what the word means. He’d say Oh, and then say a really short definition like a Middle Eastern leg warmer. It was hilarious. I would love to hear Calvyn tell jokes all day.
The third girl was Stephanie who was the least funniest. Her story was that she would talk about a guy she met (usually a French guy) and how the word related to sexual situations. Only some of her stories were funny.
We wanted to check out the Mind Magic which features a good magician named Rakesh that we’ve seen before on another Carnival cruise ship. The Mind Magic show was in the Limelight Comedy Club which is way too big to see a magician – we prefer smaller, more intimate venues. It was already packed, so we left.
Later on, we went to the Lido deck (right by the pool) for the Red Frog’s Caribbean Party. There was fun party music playing. The entertainment hosts and Butch the cruise director were handing out things to people. I wanted some so I started dancing. I got glow sticks, beads and a whistle. I wanted a funny straw hat, but they were only giving out only a few. Ivan wasn’t dancing since he would rather dance to house music.
Ivan and I jumped into the jacuzzi and enjoyed the hot bubbly water.
Ivan and I stopped to get some ice cream which is open all the time. Ivan thought it would be funny if I put my head under it and put ice cream directly into my mouth. I was trying to find out a good way to do this since it would be a weird angle. Luckily, there were two girls there and I asked them to pour it in my mouth which they thought was hilarious.
It was fun, but messy! I’m sure the girls tried it after we got our ice cream.. and their parents came back. The kids would say We just saw a woman do it. They would probably say Suuure that’s what you saw and wouldn’t believe them.
We headed back to the room to get some rest.