Thursday was spent pretty much the same as Wednesday - up early and on the Lido Deck with my book and coffee. I noticed every morning (at sea) that there would be a group of six to eight lounges in several areas around us - that had been marked with towels, books, shoes, etc. - long before my 7:30 a.m. arrival. I sat there and watched and the earliest ANYONE arrived in those lounges was 10:00 a.m. I'm honestly thinking that they got up EARLY, ran out there - marked their territory and went back to bed.
So, with the sunshine, drinks, music and Lido Deck contests - this day was a carbon copy of the day before - EXCEPT for the Chocolate Extravaganza, held in conjunction with the lunch buffet. I don't think I ever saw this much chocolate in one place at one time. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!
After gorging ourselves on chocolate - it was back to our lounge chairs to watch the afternoon Lido Deck entertainment - the Survivor Contest. About 4:00, we made our way back to the cabin for a shower and a nap before our second Formal Night. We had also scheduled photographs with our group of 40 for 7:00 in the main atrium. A Carnival photographer met with us and took several family shots and group shots. They told us that they would print 20 copies so that each family could purchase the group photo. After dinner, it was back to our room for a quick change and then off to the White Heat for a little dancing.
We had to "party" in order to stay up late again. Tonight was the Grand Gala Buffet. Photos from 11:00 until 11:45 and then you could eat at midnight. We weren't interested in eating - just viewing.
After a quick stop back at the White Heat for some more dancing, it was off to bed - because we'll be docking early in the morning in Nassau.