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2015 Mexican Riviera Cruise – Day 3

Friday was a day at sea as we sailed from San Diego down to Cabo San Lucas. We enjoyed a relaxing day on the ship. In the morning, we saw a fruit and vegetable carving demonstration. The three chefs had some outstanding creations!

Carving a Watermelon into a Flower. Click photo for full size.
Carving a Watermelon into a Flower. Click photo for full size.

A Transformed Watermelon. Click photo for full size.
A Transformed Watermelon. Click photo for full size.
The Fruit and Vegetable Carvings. Click photo for full size.
The Fruit and Vegetable Carvings. Click photo for full size.

We spent some time at the tour desk and reviewing our options. We decided to do the snorkeling tomorrow at Cabo San Lucas. We’re hoping that we’ll like it because we also have snorkeling planned for Monday at Loreto. We also decided to do the zip-lining and rappelling adventure at Puerto Vallarta.

This was also our first of two formal nights. I (Tim) bought a new suit just prior to our trip. Before dinner, we got our pictures taken. We were especially pleased with two of the pictures and decided to purchase them.

Formal Night Photo 1. Click photo for full size.
Formal Night Photo 1. Click photo for full size.

Formal Night Photo 2. Click photo for full size.
Formal Night Photo 2. Click photo for full size.

We enjoyed dressing up for a nice sit-down meal. It was fun to dress up and go out…kind of like high school prom. A couple, Will and Noreen, sat next to us so we had dinner company. The appetizer was good and the “intermezzo” was nice. It was Blueberry Mojito Sorbet with Candied Lemon.

Throughout the cruise, the dessert after the evening meal was always the highlight. The lighting in the restaurant was actually quite low. A long exposure by the camera makes it appear to be bright when it actually wasn’t.

Jeri Enjoying Her Dessert. Click photo for full size.
Jeri Enjoying Her Dessert. Click photo for full size.

Tim Enjoying His Dessert. Click photo for full size.
Tim Enjoying His Dessert. Click photo for full size.

The dessert was Chocolate Raspberry Mouse with Vanilla Crème Brûlée and Crunchy Shortbread. When we first saw the dessert, we were a bit disappointed because we only saw a heart-shaped raspberry cake decorated with chocolate and a raspberry. Boy were we wrong! We were pleasantly surprised when we took a bite and discovered many elegant layers inside. It was fantastic! (Sorry for the grainy photos.)

Chocolate Raspberry Mouse with Vanilla Crème Brûlée and Crunchy Shortbread. Click photo for full size.
Chocolate Raspberry Mouse with Vanilla Crème Brûlée and Crunchy Shortbread. Click photo for full size.

The Inside of the Chocolate Raspberry Mouse. Click photo for full size.
The Inside of the Chocolate Raspberry Mouse. Click photo for full size.

After supper, we went to the Princess Theater for a live song and dance show.

In the Princess Theater Waiting for a Show. Click photo for full size.
In the Princess Theater Waiting for a Show. Click photo for full size.

Next Day 4 – Cabo San Lucas

Cruise Days 1 and 2 – Departure and San Diego
Cruise Day 3 – At Sea
Cruise Day 4 – Cabo San Lucas
Cruise Day 5 – Loreto
Cruise Day 6 – La Paz
Cruise Day 7 – At Sea
Cruise Day 8 – Puerto Vallarta
Cruise Day 9 – At Sea
Cruise Day 10 – At Sea
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