Carnival Vista 7/1-7/9: Because Even at Sea, There’s Murphy’s Law (part two)

Day 2
I woke up early to watch the sunrise and drink coffee on my balcony while my son watched TV, ate muffins and my husband slept. Once he w oke up and we’d all gotten cleaned up and ready for the day, we headed down to Lido for burritos from the Blue Iguana. I got my usual–jalapeno wheat tortilla with chicken sausage, hash browns, lettuce, tomato, grilled onion and guacamole. I added a generous heaping helping of watermelon slices from their salsa bar (I love watermelon) as well.

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Overall it was a quiet day…we played trivia and grabbed lunch from Guy’s Pig&Anchor, which I LOVE because the barbecue is the best. Like seriously…I could eat that ALL day long.

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Around 3, I went to the Reflections dining room because that’s where that’s where they were having high tea. And I LOVE high tea, especially the way Carnival does it because everything is so freaking GOOD. The salmon toast points were delicious–the salmon light and buttery, like salmon SHOULD be.  The scones are light and delicate and just OH MAH LAWD. So good. And of course, I was drinking Earl Grey. 😀IMG_1210

image Tuesday was Elegant Night #1, so I had my usual of Spaghetti Carbonara for dinner. It was one of the few nights when I ate an ACTUAL dinner. I wasn’t too jazzed about most of the main entree’ options they offered, so I would end up making a meal out of several appetizers and a side salad. Which the waitstaff was puzzled by at first but after the third night or so, they were like, “Ok. Whatever, you big white weirdo.” They didn’t actually SAY that, but I’m sure that’s what was going through their heads.

After dinner, we walked over to the Liquid Lounge (the upstairs level) to go watch one of my FAVORITE Playlist Production shows, “Flick: The Art of The Motion Picture”. Right before dinner, the lights had flickered on and off a couple times, but we didn’t think anything of it since they came back on and stayed on throughout dinner. However, we were about three quarters of the way through “Flick”, the lights flickered and then went off entirely. The emergency lighting came on and they came over the PA to ask everybody to leave the theater. So we went back to our room, changed in the total dark, B grabbed his flash light (we’d made fun of him for bringing it, but we weren’t laughing now) and headed outside to chill on a deck chair until the power was restored. Apparently, they had power in the forward half of the ship, but not aft. Most people were pretty calm, but apparently some people were losing their damn minds. One crew member later told us how they’d stopped a woman (wearing a life vest) dragging her kids down a hallway because there was no need for panic and she could potentially cause OTHER passengers to panic as well. And ain’t nobody got time for that y’all. Matt and John came on every ten minutes or so, letting us know what was going on (mostly a whole lotta nothin’), reminding everybody to stay calm and that we had full navigational control of the ship. After about an hour and a half, maybe two hours, the lights came back on and everything went back to normal. I’m not sure why the power went off (not that anybody I asked would’ve given me a straight answer anyway) but at least it came back on. When the power came back on, we went down to Lido and grabbed some desserts from the buffet and went back to our room. B and J nommed on desserts while I ate what was left of my spicy-sweet Beaver Nuggees (they’re spicy-sweet cheesy poofs) and read for a bit before passing out because I was beyond exhausted.

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View from my deck chair on deck 11 as we waited out the power outage.
Blackout selfie!
They were showing a movie when the power went out

2 thoughts on “Carnival Vista 7/1-7/9: Because Even at Sea, There’s Murphy’s Law (part two)

  1. I have never been on a cruise. The food sounds amazing, but this blackout would be cause for freak out mode. Yikes. Glad it was not a big deal.


    1. Yeah. It really wasn’t as big a deal as some people TRIED to make it. There was nothing we could do about it so we just chilled. The thing that bugged me the most was that my husband wouldn’t let me borrow his flashlight so I could read. LOL


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