Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Norwegian Pearl in St. Thomas, USVI

It wasn’t until after dinner last night that Mel confessed he hadn’t been looking forward to dining in Teppanyaki as much as the other specialty restaurants. However, the food, service, and the chef’s skill with a fork and spatula changed his mind. It really is a fun dining experience and it’s no surprise that Teppanyaki is so popular on Norwegian Pearl. The Land & Sea combo (filet & shrimp) was our choice and Mel was happily impressed.

We’re in St. Thomas today and, of course, I had to do a bit of shopping. Just about every store downtown has an outlet in Havensight where we are docked, so I made quick work of my purchases and spent the rest of the day enjoying the (almost) deserted ship. Even though there aren’t too many passengers left on board, there’s plenty to do with a movie in the Stardust Theater, music & games poolside, a trivia contest, soccer & basketball tournaments, ping pong, and an art exhibit. Then there is also … whatever and I think I’ll do that—just kick back and relax with a book and a cold drink.

Tonight’s comedy/improvisation show is The Second City. We’re big fans dating back to the time when John Belushi, Gilda Radner, and Bill Murray were on the stage in Chicago so we’ll be there before dinner. Tonight we are trying the buffet for a totally casual evening. Tomorrow we have reservations in Le Bistro and we’ve heard that we won’t be disappointed. The dining and entertainment choices on Norwegian Pearl really suit our style. NCL must have had us in mind when they conceived the “Freestyle Cruising” concept.

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