Three night cruises are exhausting- there is just so much to do and less than 72 hours to get it all in, perfectly. This is REALLY hard when you are as type A as I am, lol.
I was able to sign us up for Gingerbread house building on our Nassau day at 1:30pm (luckily, the kids and I didn’t plan to leave the ship). It was held inside Animator’s Pallate with one of the chefs leading us. That said, the event started 10 minutes late and ended on time at 2pm. It felt a bit rushed and we didn’t have as much direction as I remember when we were able to do this on the Magic 7 years ago. The monitors around the restaurant showed what step we were on, but… that isn’t always the best way to learn something so hands on. Long story short though, I was glad to have this time with the kids and we had fun. I don’t regret it at all, even if our houses fell apart the next day 😉
After we built we took some time to admire the life sized Gingerbread House in the atrium. It’s outstanding!
After we brought our houses back to our staterooms (you receive 1 house per stateroom and we had 2 staterooms for our family), we had some time to relax by the pool, finally! The kids took a turn or two on the AquaDuck while I relaxed in the sun watching Christmas cartoons on Funnelvision.
Tricia and I went to the Atrium about a half hour before Santa was to arrive (as the kids were changing into dry clothes). We waited on line, with warm and hot chocolate, cookies, and caroling!
We we approached, each child was able to sign the Naughty or Nice List:
Then it was time to meet and greet Santa and pose for some pictures!
What a festive filled afternoon we had!
Next up? Pirate Night with dinner inside Royal Palace!