On day two, the ship was docked in Nassau. We had no desire to get off and planned to spend the day pool side.
We went up to the Galley for breakfast. I ordered avocado toast and a breakfast bento box which had fruit, granola and yogurt. We both wanted iced mochas from the coffee bar which are not included in the cruise fare. The server scanned our bands for payment and he was able to get those for us as well.
After breakfast, we grabbed lounge chairs by the pool and basically set up camp for the day.
One feature of Virgin that I really loved was access to water. I drink a lot of water so on most cruises I will order a package of water bottles because I do not like the taste of the tap water on the ship. This is not an option on Virgin Voyages. To be environmentally friendly, Virgin does not have one use plastic water bottles. Instead they encourage you to bring your own refillable water bottle and said water would be available on board. I was dubious about how this would work and even brought packets of add in flavors in case I didn’t like the taste of the water. I was really pleasantly surprised with the whole situation. There is a carafe of water in your stateroom you can use to fill your bottles and you can always request more. Our room attendant must have noticed that we were using it all so she started leaving two of them each day. You can also go to any bar and they will fill your water bottle for you. And what was really great was that the water tasted fine. I did not need my add in flavor packets at all. So no expense for purchasing a water package and it was easy to get water throughout the day.
After enjoying the beautiful weather all day by the pool, our evening activities started out with the show Duel Reality. The story of the show is basically a Romeo / Juliet type story. The story is told through different scenes that involve acrobats kind of like cirque du soleil. The acrobatics are impressive for sure and it is an enjoyable show.
For dinner tonight, Sue and I tried Razzle Dazzle which is considered “veggie forward.” But don’t let that scare you. There were non-vegetarian choices available as well. I had a mushroom tartare as my appetizer which was interesting. A lot of different kinds of mushrooms including some that were very small and had a sweet taste. For my entrée, I had salmon and loaded tots. The salmon was cooked well and was very good. The tater tots were so crispy and the “cheese” was vegan. I could tell it wasn’t real cheese but it was still good. I was all about the dessert here. I had cookies and milk. There were flavored milks – I did biscoff cookie milk – and then three different cookies. They were so good.
Today was Scarlet Night. Guests are encouraged to wear red and quite a lot of guests did. As we walked around the ship, you could see the red squid was invading areas of the ship getting ready for the evening’s Scarlet Night party. We didn’t make it up to the top deck for the party but it was fun to see all different areas of the ship getting ready.
What we did do was check out The Groupie. This area consists of 3 private karaoke rooms. We walked in and found three clipboards with hour long slots listed and you could sign up for a time slots. There were no crew members in the area and it seemed like the honor system. While there were some names on the lists, there was no one in the area so Sue and I hopped in a room. There is a big screen, two microphones and a tablet where you can pick your songs. We had a lot of fun and sang all sorts of songs. We went back on the last night and all of the rooms were full. They need more rooms!
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