Monday, October 10, 2011

Formal Night

by Meghann on October 10, 2011

We make this cruise look good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Formal night is my favorite night of any cruise. Who doesn’t like dressing up and enjoying a fancy meal? I know I do!

Before getting all fancy, we enjoyed the sun just a tad bit longer.

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Pre-prep ice cream was a given.

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Not the best ice cream ever, but it was cold and refreshing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then it was time to get all fancy

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I told you we make this cruise look good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I thought there would be free cocktails (aren’t there usually free cocktails on formal nights?!), but it turns out they only had $1 off drink specials. Boo.

So, we enjoyed out $$ cocktails while watching football in the lounge.

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I had a Blue Moon and enjoyed every sip.

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I told Derek we don’t look this good every night, so we had to take advantage with LOTS of photos.

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He was a good sport about it too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Our formal dinner started with a glass of the leftover wine from the previous night. There was just enough for each of us to have a generous glass with our meals.

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French bread x2 (I was HUNGRY)

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My first starter was the pumpkin soup. The chicken stock base gave the soup a very meaty taste that I wasn’t too big of a fan of with the pumpkin.

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My second starter was the alligator fritters. Nothing like alligator fritters to make me feel like I’m back in good ole Florida. Yum.

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It wouldn’t be formal night without LOBSTER! Our whole table enjoyed every buttery bite (a couple of people even asked for two!)

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Derek enjoyed the lobster, then moved on to the prime rib. He was a happy boy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dancing time!

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Our waiters serenaded us with ‘It’s Amore” before moving on to dessert.

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Speaking of dessert…. Bread pudding?!?! YES, PLEASE!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I left So. Full. I could only manage half of my dessert, but polished off everything else. It would a good evening for food on the ship.

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For the second night in a row Derek and I peaced out on the evening activities and were fast asleep by 10:30pm. We decided we’re here to relax and there’s no point trying to force ourselves to stay up and party when all we want to sleep. Sleep is good. ๐Ÿ™‚  

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