On July 4, 2013, Ivan woke up earlier than me as usual. I woke up while he was watching John and Calvyn’s Morning Show. They are so funny together. John read Tim and Gabbie’s letter. He said how Tim proposed to Gabbie underwater since they’re divers. I woke up when Calvyn was talking about diving and he saw seals and he named them. John also read our letter right after. He and Calvyn laughed when we said that Norwegian, Disney and Princess were terrible and that we loved Carnival. He said it was their loss and our gain. Ivan said we’re going to do a Carnival cruise every year for our wedding anniversary.
Lil Dave went to meet up with his new monkey friends Ted, Larry and Bruce. Ivan and I went to eat breakfast before 10 am. I had Belgian waffles with strawberries while Ivan had boiled eggs and an English muffin.
Today was our first Sea Day, so there was lots of activities on the cruise ship.
Ivan asked if Calvyn was doing the cooking demonstration since we’ve seen him do it before. Unfortunately, he wasn’t doing it. Ivan found out it would be a meat dish, so we decided not to do it.
We went to chill in the jacuzzi. Ivan started reading James Patterson’s NYPD Red while I was in the middle of Fifty Shades Freed. It’s great relaxing in the hot jacuzzi.
On each floor of the Carnival Legend, there’s different artwork.
Some are good, while some look like they’ve been done by a young school kid.
Ivan, Tim, Gabbie and I went to the General Knowledge Trivia game where Tim and Gabbie won a ship on a stick. We played another game later called Super Trivia and then attended the Champagne Art Auction for the free champagne.
We all played Last Man Standing, but none of us won. Played Seafeud (like Family Feud or Family Fortunes) as a team. We won by half a point for a funny answer of a noose of what you would buy your mother-in-law. We won a gold ship on a stick.
The Photo Seminar with Radu was on already, so I left everybody to go to the seminar. Mr. Radu is the Carnival photographer. He takes great pictures. His voice was really monotone so I could have fallen asleep. I got good tips from him though.
Ivan, Tim and Gabbie played Catchphrase together and won a medal.
It was time for Tea Time. We had scones, macarons, berry crumble and tea, of course.
The scone comes with cream on it already. We had to ask for jam which is weird since everybody knows jam is a must on a scone.
Ivan and I went to change into our swimming costumes (swimsuits) in the room. The Aussies Tim and Gabbie went to play the Bean Bag Competition at the Lido.
Ivan and I went to the jacuzzi. Tim and Gabbie joined us after the game. We chilled in the jacuzzi reading our books and chatting.
Ivan and I popped in to see the Captain’s Celebration. Everybody was all dressed up for Elegant Night.
Tim and Gabbie met up with us at the General Knowledge Trivia game. Ivan and I ended up winning a cool gold ship on a stick.
It was dinner time in the Truffles Restaurant.
I love the cool Chihuly-like lights on the ceiling. Ivan had cheese stuffed mushrooms and a pumpkin soup. I had the tasty pumpkin soup and the great alligator fritters.
It was lobster and shrimp night. Our server brought out many lobsters and shrimp. Ivan had 3 lobster and lots of shrimp. I ended up eating 2 lobsters and loads of shrimp. The lobster was so very tasty with just a smidge of drawn butter. It was great chatting with Tim, Gabbie, Rob and Lisa. We love having great dinner mates.
Ivan told the servers during dinner that it was our anniversary and The Aussies honeymoon. They already knew since we wrote to John last night and he must have informed them.
The servers came over and sang and made us kiss which was cute. We got a slice of white cake with a candle on top.
I ordered the cherries jubilee since I couldn’t remember if I’ve tried it before or not. It wasn’t anything exciting. Ivan and I shared the wonderful chocolate melting cake. You MUST try a chocolate melting cake, if you’re ever on a Carnival cruise.
Ivan, Tim, Gabbie and I wanted to check out the comedian, but The Punchliner Comedy Club was so packed.
We ended up playing Jenga in the game room.
It was a fun game. I always get nervous pulling out the pieces since I don’t like making it fall. But, of course, I made it fall in the end.
After the crash of Jenga pieces, we went to Follies Theatre for the Showtime: Jazz Hot show. It was a great show with lots of great dancing and singing with the Carnival Legend dancers.
Everybody was tired after and went to bed after the show.