When we get back on the boat, of course we have to eat because it has been like 3 hours since lunch I got a drink of the day, none of which were really to my taste, but they were cheaper, so I kept trying them. One thing is for sure, they do not skimp on the alcohol for these creations. Especially if you order directly from the bar and talk to the bartender a bit. I refilled my drink with Sprite when I got halfway through twice and was still tasting the alcohol. I really enjoyed this afternoon, watching The Jungle Book on deck, eating pizza and drinking my very strong concoction while looking out on the beautiful harbor of Malta.
After a nap, James and I decided to scope out a "Cruisin for Trivia" that was to take place in the Promenade Lounge. When we got there, 5 minutes early, Oscar was already packing up and no one else was there. We pointed out that it wasn't even supposed to have started yet, and Oscar did the game just for us. Now, James is VERY competitive and we have different scopes of knowledge, so as a team, we are really strong. Despite the fact that we were playing against no one, we still got 19-20 questions correct and probably would have won anyway. So we got these snazzy baseball caps that say "Winner" on them, ensuring that you can't actually wear them anywhere and are extremely proud of ourselves.
We decide to test our luck further and play "Mediterranean" Bingo which is for cruise merchandise in addition to the money. Although we didn't win any money, James was one of the 3 people to win a prize and got the one I wanted: the coffee cup.
That evening the entertainment was, finally on the big stage, Phil Keller: Magician/Illusionist Extraordinaire. And, of course, his lovely assistant in her leopard print, halter top, catsuit. So, here are the highlights:
1. The typical, cut her in half thing, except her head ends up on a different table across the stage and one of the heads is obviously a mannequin or something. Yay!
2. He calls a kid up to make his tennis shoe disappear and reappear. The kid is entirely uninterested the whole time and actually says no(!) when Phil offers him something for his trouble. Phil had to practically force him to take the magic kit he had for the kid.
3. Best for Last! Phil was going to levitate about his chair. In a karate gi. With Eastern style music playing. And his assistant dramatically swiping her arm under ONE side of Phil between him and the chair, not the other because that is where the pole was holding up his little lift under his bumm. It was so dramatic!!!
Dinner at Animator's Palate followed. I have pictures, but they aren't great. If you want to see them, you will have to tell me. Dinner failed to impress, and I have to admit I was disappointed with the "show". The Disney Cruise Line show on the travel channel makes it out like it is way better than it is. And the food wasn't great.
We actually went to bed right after dinner missing the adult performance of the ventriloquist which we heard was hysterical. Next time!