We had breakfast in the Parrot Cay dining room. After breakfast, we went to a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member party. We played some games and sat through a sales pitch for the newest DVC property at the Polynesian at Disney World. It looks pretty cool. We are not going to buy more points right now, but it would be nice to stay there sometime. At the end of the sales pitch, they drew out a name to win $200 of shipboard credit, and I won!! I was really surprised when they called my name. We decided we would put the credit to good use.
Sarah went to the Vibe to hang out with her friends for the day. Kate and I had lunch at Palo. The food was wonderful. It was a buffet, but you could still order from the galley. We started with the buffet. They had the best sea scallops I have ever eaten. Kate ordered a chicken parmesan dish. I had Oysters Rockefeller and a pasta dish. We both ate entirely too much. After lunch, we went back to the room and collapsed into a food coma.
Dinner was in the Parrot Cay dining room. Once again, the food was good. Yusuf and Harry provided great service, and we had fun.
After dinner, I went for a walk. Deck 4 is the only deck where you can walk around the entire ship outside. In the bow, you can see the anchors, chains and huge ropes they use to moor the ship. It is pretty amazing. The aft just has some hallways.
During my walk, a boat came along side to drop off a pilot. This is someone who is very familiar with the waters you are navigating. Pilots are not needed in the open sea, but when you get close to shore, there are many hazards the ship needs to avoid. The pilot comes on board to steer the ship through the hazards. I first learned about pilots when we lived in Louisiana. There were pilots who would navigate the big ships through different parts of the Mississippi River up to New Orleans. It was pretty cool watching the pilot boat come along side and see them transfer someone on board while the ship was moving.