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On Board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas: Day 4 & 5 of 5

On Board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas: Day 4 & 5 of 5

On the fourth day, we spent a full day on board the ship, going through the various activities. It was also to be our last night on board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas (LOTS). Hence there was much reminiscing among the bloggers on the good times over the past few days.

We started the day early, trailing Christine and Estelle as they went for spa treatment sessions. Christine tried a treatment with heated pebbles while Estelle tried one with a bamboo roller.The working crew took a few photographs and some short video clips of the two ladies before heading off for breakfast at Romeo & Juliet, leaving the two ladies to enjoy their respective spa session.

Estelle and Christine meeting their respective spa consultants

Estelle and Christine meeting their respective spa consultants

Christine with the heated pebbles

Christine with the heated pebbles

Estelle with the bamboo roller

Estelle with the bamboo roller

My breakfast

My breakfast

Remember all the cute animal towels we have been spotting in our rooms every night? Well, there’s actually a towel folding tutorial on board the ship. We learned to fold a few towel animals from the short session. This will definitely come in handy for parents to impress young kids.

The towel expert greeting his pupils

The towel expert greeting his pupils

First, you need a towel

First, you need a towel

Many hands on one towel

Many hands on one towel

Muiee made friends with these two Japanese girls during the towel-folding class

Muiee made friends with these two Japanese girls during the towel-folding class

The towel folding tutorial was followed by a cake-making class. Cherie, ever the enthusiastic cook volunteered to go on stage to join the chefs in their cake-making demonstration. The completed cakes were cut into slices to share among the audience.

Cake-making demonstration

Cake-making demonstration

Cherie the expert baker

Cherie the expert baker

Right after cake-making, we were brought on a tour of the Royal Caribbean’s sprawling kitchen. The kitchen is so big it was divided into two floors. Cakes, bread and other pastries are all freshly baked daily in this kitchen. There is strict quality control for every single dish before they are served to the ship’s guests.

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A lot of work goes into running a 24 hours round-the-clock kitchen operation. The chefs need to anticipate when are the peak periods and popular orders to ensure the kitchen is well stocked and orders are always available. Wastage is to be kept at a minimum.

Meeting all the kitchen chefs

Meeting all the kitchen chefs

The colour of the neck handkerchief denotes the rank of the chef. The guy on the extreme left is the head honchu

The colour of the neck handkerchief denotes the rank of the chef. The guy on the extreme left is the head honchu

We moved from one section to another in the kitchen

We moved from one section to another in the kitchen

This guy prepares the appertisers

This guy prepares the appertisers

The carving station

The carving station

The stairs in the two-storey kitchen

The stairs in the two-storey kitchen

Freshly cut and grilled capsicum

Freshly cut and grilled capsicum

Room service orders

Room service orders

Meet the sushi chef

Meet the sushi chef

Did I mention we were allowed to sample some small finger items as we moved from station to station?

Did I mention we were allowed to sample some small finger items as we moved from station to station?

The jovial dessert chef making chocolate-coated strawberries

The jovial dessert chef making chocolate-coated strawberries

Desserts ready to be served to the floor

Desserts ready to be served to the floor

Meet the hardworking baker who made all our breads

Meet the hardworking baker who made all our breads

Cutting triangular pastries

Cutting triangular pastries

Fresh donuts

Fresh donuts

Each dish has to meet the minimum standard of what is displayed on this table before it can be served

Each dish has to meet the minimum standard of what is displayed on this table before it can be served

The kitchen tour made everyone very hungry, hence we had our lunch right after the tour.

Seated and hungry for lunch

Seated and hungry for lunch

Clear vegetable soup

Clear vegetable soup

Philip grabbed this from the salad bar to share with everyone

Philip grabbed this from the salad bar to share with everyone

I had a burger craving and ordered one for lunch

I had a burger craving and ordered one for lunch

A piece of chocolate cake for dessert

A piece of chocolate cake for dessert

After lunch, it was time for some retail therapy. The retail manager came to greet us, showing us around the various shops and products available on board the ship.There’s a decent mix of luxury brands, jewelery and regular souvenir items like Royal Caribbean tee-shirts and caps. Items are all duty-free since we are on the open sea.

Meet the retail managers

Meet the retail manager

Pretty Cherie with two of the retail guys in one of the stores

Pretty Cherie with two of the retail guys in one of the stores

Entering a perfume store

Entering a perfume store

Swarovski crystal merchandises on sale

Swarovski crystal merchandises on sale

Watches for sale

Watches for sale

Branded shades

Branded shades

We headed to the ship’s control station after shopping. We were greeted there by the Captain of the ship who gave us a quick introduction to his ship’s friendly sailing crew.

Invading the control room

Invading the control room

Meeting the Captain

Meeting the Captain

Introduction to the ship's history

Introduction to the ship’s history

Captain Donald Duck spotted

Captain Donald Duck spotted

View from the control panel

View from the control panel

Control buttons

Control buttons

Navigation system

Navigation system

Christine the fake Captain

Christine the fake Captain

Darren's turn to fake Captain

Darren’s turn to fake Captain

Cherie with the Captain's binoculars

Cherie with the Captain’s binoculars

Calvin, Cherie and Estelle on the outdoor control deck area

Calvin, Cherie and Estelle on the outdoor control deck area

The bloggers then went on their own free time to explore around while the working crew lazed around through a few rounds of bingo game. It wasn’t our lucky draw – none of us won anything, but it was good fun.

Queuing to purchase the bingo cards

Queuing to purchase the bingo cards

Bingo cards

Bingo cards

My colleague, Jack was worried to be caught playing bingo

My colleague, Jack playing bingo

After bingo, I returned to my cabin for a rest and here's a little final surprise together with a feedback form

After bingo, I returned to my cabin for a rest and here’s a little final surprise together with a feedback form

The night ended with a final dinner gathering at Romeo & Juliet. As it was the last night of sailing, the ship’s crew surprised diners with a farewell parade, complete with swinging towels, singing, dancing and all.

The start of the crew farewell parade

The start of the crew farewell parade

Singing for everyone

Singing for everyone

Swinging towels

Swinging towels

Going from table to table to greet everyone

Going from table to table to greet everyone

Antipasti

Antipasti

Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

Fillet mignon - you have to pay extra for this premium dish

Fillet mignon – you have to pay extra for this premium dish

Risotto

Risotto

Grilled prawn with rice

Grilled prawn with rice

Chocolate pudding

Chocolate pudding

Orange cake

Orange cake

Strawberry mousse cake

Strawberry mousse cake

One of the friendly wait staff showing us a party trick using forks, toothpicks and spoons

One of the friendly wait staff showing us a party trick using forks and toothpicks

Some of the bloggers stayed around to chat at the open deck of the ship till the wee hours of the night, sharing ghost stories and all. After spending five days on the same ship, I became close friends with many of the bloggers, remaining in close contact even till today.

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I retired back to my cabin for a few hours of sleep before waking up early to pack and prepare for landing.

The next morning, together with my other two omy.sg colleagues, we dragged our luggage to Romeo & Juliet for breakfast before getting off the ship. We bumped into the rest of the working crew there as well as a few of the bloggers.

My breakfast

My breakfast

Honey toast

Honey toast

Mackerel

Mackerel

Fruits platter

Fruits platter

Breakfast can be a quick affair, but all of us dragged our feet on it, reluctant to return back to shore, back to Singapore, back to reality. We did eventually. 🙂

~THE END (at least till my next cruise trip)~

Read my earlier blog entries on Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas (LOTS).

Read the Royal Caribbean joint blog on omy.sg, written by the ten bloggers.

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4 Comments

  1. camemberu

    Wah! EPIC POST!!!! Brings backs memories… 🙂

    Reply
  2. eunice

    once overkilled n back again for more

    Reply
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    After what was just a so so night for me, we had an early wake up, as we were going to Shine the next day.

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