Day 7 – Last Day at Sea
How did this day arrive so quickly?! At this point Hunter said he was ready to go home, while Eddie and I looked at each other and said “I could do another 7 days.” We slept in again until around 9:00am. Then it was off to Cabana’s for breakfast for our usual fare, although this time we also tried the biscuits and gravy that we kept wanting to try. They were actually really good! We got back to the room and showered and it was already time to head for Bingo. There were two rounds of Bingo scheduled today and we had planned to go to both (we have won the jackpot before, so now we are hooked!). We got there early knowing it would be crowded, to get our seats and cards/handsets. We didn’t have any luck this session. The people behind us won a door prize and also won some money on the first game, but they were pretty disappointed when 6 other people also won! One of the people who won that split jackpot actually had Bingo on two of her handsets, so she got 2/7 of the payout. First time I had seen that happen!
Bingo ended around 11:45am and Eddie and I wanted to go look in the gift shops since our first day we were specifically shopping for Alaska merchandise and didn’t look at the regular items. We didn’t find anything that we had to have this time. We were scheduled to meet with the DVC rep at 1:30 and there was a ventriloquist (Michael Harrison) scheduled for 2:00pm in the Walt Disney Theater that we were hoping to go see, but we didn’t make it out in time. We met with Rob with DVC and were really seriously thinking about buying in since we go to Disney so much. We took the information so we could go and talk about it and told him we would get back with him. We headed upstairs to meet Hunter after the show (we had told him we would be waiting in Preludes outside the theater). The show let out around 2:45 but we never saw Hunter, and apparently he forgot that he was supposed to meet us. We stayed there in our seats and had a discussion about DVC, but ultimately decided we weren’t going to pursue. We felt like all of our vacation money would be tied up into DVC, and we really enjoy traveling – and not just with Disney. You can exchange points and use them at other hotels, so it isn’t strictly Disney, but I’ve always heard those points don’t transfer well and didn’t want to take any chances. We headed back to the room and then grabbed Hunter for another round of Bingo! This was the last Bingo session for this cruise, and the payout is highest on that last day. I don’t think I realized up until this point that the prices of the packages change with each session. On my 3-night cruise, I remembered paying $60 for the “Family Pack” which includes 2 electronic sets and 1 pack of paper cards. This cruise it had been $80 both times we’d played, but for this last session it was $120! Ouch. Note: there are smaller packages you can buy. In the middle of bingo games they give away some door prizes by flashing names of everyone who has purchased a bingo package and if it stops on your name, you win. Well, Eddie’s name was called! We won this Disney Cruise Line lunch bag which also had a cute sailor Mickey luggage tag and a cruise key chain inside:
Unfortunately that was the only thing we won this session, but we can’t complain. We won $88 the first game and then a door prize, and like I said, we have won the jackpot before on another cruise.
After bingo, we headed for another Pub Quiz with Rod. Afterwards we stopped in the gift shop “Sea Treasures” and bought an Alaska t-shirt (one for me and one for Eddie).
By this time it was time for dinner and tonight was Tiana’s Place with the regular Mardi Gras menu and I was really excited. I had really enjoyed Tiana’s on my girls cruise in March. Since this was our last night we made sure to take some pics:
For my appetizer I ordered the Sausage Andouille Fritters: (I had ordered these on my last cruise and really enjoyed them). I liked them again this time, but the guys tried it and they didn’t like them:
The guys both ordered the Shrimp & Grits and really liked them:
Eddie and I also tried the tomato bisque (very good):
For my entrée I ordered the Roasted Pork Tenderloin which I really enjoyed:
Eddie & Hunter tried the Cajun Spiced Sea Bass on Shrimp Jambalaya: (I had this on my last cruise and enjoyed it):
Svetlana also brought the table some Artichoke Ravioli to try: It was pretty good, but nothing I’d want for my meal:
The desserts were what I had been waiting on! I told Svetlana we wanted one of each: Beingets, Banana Foster Sundae and White Chocolate Bread Pudding. They were all so good, just like I had remembered:
This was the last night in the dining rooms so I asked Svetlana and Istvan if I could take a picture of them:
Best Servers Ever!!
Istvan was so great!
After dinner we walked outside to check out the beautiful scenery again and take some pics since this was our last night of the cruise.
We were greeted with this beautiful sight as well:
We decided to skip Dreams (we’ve seen it before) and the adult shows tonight and get packed up and to bed early for our early morning debarkation.
Sunset on our final cruise night – so sad to be leaving!!!
On the way to the room I took this picture:
This is what is on the carpet in the hallways of the ships, and it helps you navigate where you are headed (Forward or Aft). If the map is upside down, you are headed Aft (back of the ship). If the map is facing you, you are headed Forward (front of the ship). Pretty cool and only took me 6 cruises to figure that out, LOL.
We were greeted with this on the bed (not sure exactly what it is?) Something with its legs crossed. Either a human or Gumby, LOL.
We packed everything up except what we needed for the next day and headed to bed.
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