November 21, 2016
The thing is, there is not suppose to be saved seats. However when I had arrived this morning there were towels draped over nearly every seat. This spot seemed to be both out of the way of the stage and onlookers, but close enough to the pool and they were FREE of a "I'm saved for someone later" towels. This spot however had very little sun, and Mark wanted sun. When his mother in law arrived and found a spot for three (How did I miss that one?) directly in the sun and easy access to the pool. Mark decided to sit with her. I stayed in my little spot.
I am glad I did. Apparently, there had been towels draped over said three spots my MIL had found. They had blown off as the day had been quite windy. (note to self buy towel clips for next cruise.) When the owners of these towels returned (I was told hours later) a fight broke out with my MIL and this lady's family. My MIL swears that she did not see any towels and I believe her, but the rest of the cruise this women and her family made comments about her to people around when ever they crossed paths. There are signs that report no saving seats and items will be removed by staff if it appears that items have been left unattended for over an hour. I know for sure we had sat for over an hour. I totally get that people want to get their seats in the prime location....but make some attempt to sit with your stuff. Don't be Rude!!!!
There is an upper deck area that is adults only all day. (Which Mark and I enjoyed on our last cruise.) It has a sunning area, a grotto (Basically a shallow cave like area with a waterfall) a bar and two hot tubs. Even scoring a spot in this area was a nightmare, and one night (Its open to all after 7pm) I waited for children to exit the hot tub (I did not want to relax while children played Marco polo besides me.) When I asked the kids (no adults anywhere.) how much longer they would be, as I did NOT want to play Marco Polo, I was shocked that there was not even an idea that hey....we should stop playing games in here as this women wants to get in. I waited patiently for the games to end, only for the kids to be kicked out because they were closing them.
Lunch was in the buffet.,. Every day there was something wonderful and different in the desert selection,
When we finally ended our day, we were gifted with out schedule for tomorrow and this adorable towel elephant in our cabin.