We were very excited for our Palo dinner! But before we get to that, CSP wants you to see some of the pictures he took around the ship today. There was a pirate ship parked next to our ship in Cozumel! SO cool! He also ducked back into the men’s locker room in the spa so you could see what they look like. The women’s locker room is identical. Here’s one of the big fabulous showers.
We enjoyed a beautiful sunset on our verandah before getting ready for dinner. On the way to dinner we saw Pirate Stitch! Stitch is my favorite Disney character. Probably because he sort of looks like a blue pug!
Dinner at Palo starts with an antipasti plate. The marinated artichoke hearts were TDF! (to die for). Then the cool bread basket comes. But DON’T fill up on bread. The garlic aroma will entice you but stay strong! The best is yet to come! CSP and I decided to get martinis- CSP’s first martini ever! CSP chose a limoncello martini and mine was a strawberry balsamic martini. Both were just delicious! For our appetizers CSP chose the white bean soup. Now, I’m not a fan of beans in general (except my Mama’s baked beans) but I tried his soup and it was amazing! I couldn’t get enough of it! I had the grilled shrimp appetizer.
Then CSP had the cioppino – a seafood stew with shrimp, scallops, clams, haddock, mussels, and calamari. He LOVES cioppino. Our server for brunch on Sunday as well as tonight was Jelena from Serbia. She was cute as could be and did an amazing job.
Our entrees: CSP had Osso Buco. He hadn’t had this dish since the last time we ate at Palo a year ago on the Magic so he was really excited. I had the beef tenderloin with gorgonzola sauce. Our shared sides were lobster ravioli (homemade pasta-melt in your mouth) and a mushroom risotto.
Dessert was next. CSP chose the tiramisu (his favorite dessert) and I chose the Amaretto Indulgence. I’m not sure why they call it the Amaretto anything because I can’t taste Amaretto in it. But it’s still really good. There’s a chocolate mousse in that chocolate wrap and on top is a tiny wee cannoli. I enjoyed some hot Jasmine tea with my dessert. Then at the very end they bring you a Limoncello frozen slushy shot. So yummy! It wakes you up a little too which is a good thing because otherwise we would have passed out right there in that velvet booth!
CSP had to use the restroom so I waited for him in Meridian– the bar/lounge between Palo and Remy. The booths look like luggage. It’s really a cool little bar.
We decided to go change clothes before the fireworks started so we headed back to the cabin. Palo is in the very back of the ship and our stateroom was at the very front of the ship so it’s a good long walk between the two. CSP wanted to get a picture of this one hallway so you could see how long it is. He said it reminds him of The Shining! Can you spot me sitting in one of the port holes?
On the way I spied this map on the wall and took a little video of it. Most of the artwork on the ship is interactive. It can sense when you’re standing in front of it and it comes to life!
Our towel animal was already in our room- a monkey! After changing clothes we went up to deck 12 to scope out seats for the fireworks show. Disney is the only cruise line that is allowed to shoot off fireworks so this is always a real treat! We picked a spot near the Currents bar. My toes were glowing in the blue light from the bar! The fireworks were spectacular and I took a million pictures but these are a couple of the best ones.
Once the fireworks show was over we went back to our room and right to bed! We’d had a wonderful long day and there was more fun to be had tomorrow!
Up next…Day at Sea- Bingo, Galley Tour, and a surprise dinner!