If you’re still with me at this point, day 6 on the Breakaway was great!
The sun was shining and people were soaking up the rays like we’d just broken through the icy gates of winter. The Waterfront was packed and for the first time the “take out” window of Ocean Blue was open. For a fee you have four dishes to choose from. The hotdog cart made it’s first appearance! There are two carts on the ship. One on the pool deck the other stationed on the waterfront. The dogs are free and you can get them with two kinds of mustard, sauerkraut, onions and relish. Unfortunately I found out about this after lunch. But that’s okay…I now know what the plan will be for lunch tomorrow! 🙂
Tons of people were taking advantage of the water park and we saw several people walking “The Plank”! Not this chicken though! They really show offer some sort of souvenir that says “I Walked the Plank”. Some silly little takeaway would do it…even a sticker.
Really today was about walking around the ship and getting a glimpse of how awesome the Waterfront will be in good weather. Honestly, we had better temperatures on this April/May transatlantic than I expected and therefore the outdoor spaces are far more usable than anticipated. It’s going to be great in good weather!
Tonight was dinner in Le Bistro. They’ve done something with this restaurant that I don’t like. They have what they’re calling “outdoor seating”….but it’s not on the Waterfront, it’s out in the hallway in front of the restaurant. The decor is lovely and they’ve emulated a French bistro, but to dine in front of all of that foot traffic is not romantic in the least. Now if they treated is like a real bistro and had some bar/snack service there in the afternoon, it could be a fun spot to drink, eat and people watch.
As has been the case all week, the dinner service was a bit “off”. It took 45 minutes for us to get a bottle of wine. The escargots were delicious, but over-crowded with bread crumbs, leaving no yummy garlic butter for dipping. We of course are all still pining for the old mushroom soup in the bread bowl. (I skipped that and went for the onion soup which was delicious.) DH ordered the duck and found it to be the best duck he has ever ordered on any ship and everyone else was thrilled with their beef tenderloin. After super delicious creme brûlée rounded off the evening, we agreed that overall it was a very good meal.
After dinner we raced to see Slam. Seriously I cannot stress enough how good he is. We have reservations for Burn the Floor tomorrow, but I will likely skip that for my final dose of Slam. Yes, he’s that good!