– Day One Part Two
AHhhhhh! The very best part of any cruise, is getting underway. We cast off right on time, and made our way to the open waters of the Pacific. Sunset was absolutely gorgeous. We witnessed Purples and Oranges the likes of which were never seen before picture opportunities. Was that the ship I felt listing to port from everyone headed to that side of the ship to get those picture perfect scenes?. (Only kidding folks) – There were plenty of picture takers, but there was no listing.
Well it was off to Dinner. What a treat! Our Group was Seated, and everything was already in place for us, our group wine packages, and I forgot to mention the lovely Champagne and Chocolate covered Strawberries and petit fours, that greeted us in our rooms (which were to die for).Turns out our Wait Staff is an absolute joy. Our Head Waiter German (from Peru) is a wonderful mannered but truly delightful gentleman who saw to our every need. Great Service! His able-bodied and (very talented) assistant waiter Newman, (who was also) quite attentive, and an amazingly talented entertainer as we got to witness first hand when the dinner dance (that’s right) the dinner dance began.
While I was initially a little taken back at why the load music was being played, In just a few short seconds I was able to gather myself to observe not only many of the wait staff up and dancing to the beat of some lively sassy latin rhythms, but our Very Own “Newman” began to demonstrate his talented footwork prowess. Then there was the “pole”, which had absolutely everybody in the dining room in stitches. Oh what a night my friends! It was certainly something that you needed to be there to witness. Well actually my son captured the entire event on camera phone which I will include on a more in-depth blog article this weekend as a wrap-up to our Cruise Adventure. So for now you will just have to view the single shots I managed on my camera, till the real deal comes later.
I must say that not only were our first time cruisers in our group taken aback at the evening’s entertainment, but the impressiveness of both the food and the service was totally top-notch!! I can’t imagine how it could have possibly been any better. Great Job to Stan the Man (from Mississippi) our Maitre’ De for putting together such a finale to our first days’ events.
Now with contented stomachs and attitudes we creep off to the lounges, casino, and for some of us (like me), the peaceful, tranquil, solitude of our staterooms for a much-needed blog or two. Just can’t begin to say enough just how impressive the crew of the Carnival Paradise has been so far. We are all truly looking forward to our coming days of cruising.
Till Tomorrow Cruise Fans – this has been your roving reporter “CruisewithMike”, on the job, aboard the Carnival Paradise somewhere in the Pacific.
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