Royal Caribbean – Legends Of The Sea Cruise – Day 2

Out The Stateroom Window At Port Klang, Malaysia

Out The Stateroom Window At Port Klang, Malaysia

 

Day two of the four night Isles of South East Asia cruise on Royal Caribbean's Legends Of The Sea and we both had a beautiful nights sleep. I wonder if the gentle rocking from the water and waves and slight buzz from the engines helped us sleep so well.

What a glorious morning! I awoke to a view of Port Klang, Malaysia out of our room window. The sun was coming up over the container ships. I really enjoyed watching this go on from bed while Andrew slept.

Today, the ship docked at Port Klang, an hour and a half drive from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Departure wasn't until 4:00pm. This meant that people were able to get off the ship and enjoy a shore excursion while in Malaysia. More about them later.

Day Two's "Cruise Compass" was delivered last night, so we read it thoroughly putting marks next to everything we wanted to see and do during the day. So much on offer and we weren't even going to leave the ship!

Cruise Compass Day 2 - Page 1

Cruise Compass Day 2 - Page 1

We were a little late getting up this morning and missed breakfast in the main dining room, Romeo and Juliet. We made our way to the buffet in the Windjammer Cafe. Luckily for us, there are no losers when it comes to the food on this ship.

Various types of cereal, yoghurts, fruit, bacon, eggs, sausages, and much more were supplied for the western tummies. Indian, Malay and Chinese breakfast style food is also available. Of course, more cheese was on offer with a side serving of delicious bread choices.

How are we going to keep ourselves from getting fat on this cruise? Especially if we are going to keep eating the way we are. Neither of us are going to stop so we should just accept our fate.

Breakfast Cereals At Windjammer Cafe

Breakfast Cereals At Windjammer Cafe

Next, we headed to the "Concierge Lounge" up on deck 9. Last night we had received a phone call and a personal delivery from Rahul requesting our presence at the Concierge Lounge. We both know that we were very lucky to be given this and that not everyone does but we still have to tell you about it!

We arrived at 10:00am just in time to make ourselves a last minute "breakfast number two". We had bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers. We were even able to toast the bagels. We could get used to this although there was some complaining about sore bellies after breakfast part two.

Apart from the continental breakfast, which is on offer from 8:00am to 10:00am, the Concierge Lounge has a very nice coffee machine that you can use at any time and very comfy couches and tables so you can sit back and enjoy the ocean view. Of course there is a concierge in the Concierge Lounge to help organise anything you need. Nice!

Oh, and it is completely smoke-free!

Concierge Lounge With Port Klang In The Background

Concierge Lounge With Port Klang In The Background

Concierge Lounge Continental Breakfast

Concierge Lounge Continental Breakfast

We left the Concierge Room and noticed the very uncrowded corridors. Most of the guests had taken one of the optional shore excursions to Kuala Lumpur. Royal Caribbean had six shore excursions to choose from each lasting around seven hours and costing between USD $35 and USD $89 per person. They departed the ship between 8:00am and 9:00am

Examples of the organised shore excursions offered by Royal Caribbean in Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) can be found via this link. There was also an option to catch a taxi from the port to the nearest shopping mall. The taxi costs around USD $25*. Quite expensive really, but the port is quite a distance from anything else. *the Taxi price was provided by other guests on the cruise.

We have spent quite a lot of time in Kuala Lumpur during our travels so we chose to skip the excursions in favour of more time on board. It meant we got to enjoy the ship with less people around, to try our hand at the various activities on offer and to attempt to take better photos than we took yesterday. I said try.

Before our next meal at the Windjammer Cafe we decided to play a round of mini golf up on deck ten (of eleven). After our two breakfasts some sort of exercise seemed like a good idea before heading to lunch. We both realised how bad we were at mini-golf, ignoring the occasional burst of beginner's luck brilliance, and decided against joining the professional circuit. The was a kid aged about four running around who outplayed us. That was the final nail in the coffin of our professional careers.

Despite our best intentions we missed the origami class and the jewellery making workshop because we needed to rest after all the eating and strenuous mini-golf. We did however make it to the 70s line-dancing. Oh yeah, John Travolta, eat your heart out!

Mini Golf - Hole In One

Mini Golf - Hole In One

At 5:00pm, we dressed in our best attempt at formal wear and headed back up to the Concierge Room for hors d'oeuvres, petit fours and a complimentary drink. Free wine? Yes please! Neither Andrew or I had had an alcoholic beverage in a few months. A lone Bintang beer in Bali doesn't really count.

We piled up our little plates of all things delicious and sat ourselves at a little table overlooking the moving picture outside the window. We had left Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) and were on our way to Phuket in Thailand.

Two glasses of red wine later, and I was tiddly and giggly. Andrew held it together much better than I did. He is twice the height of me after all.

Concierge Lounge - Red Wine and Hor d'oeuvres

Concierge Lounge - Red Wine and Hor d'oeuvres

Tonight, we dined at the Romeo and Juliet Restaurant. The attire was formal and luckily we had bought some new pieces of clothing that made us look a little more fancier than we normally look. Andrew wore his new dark purple polo shirt and black socks under his sandals. I wore a new skirt and bright orange polka dotted ballet slippers. We both looked better than this sounds. I think.

This is what happens when you can't find clothing and footwear to fit a western sized body in an Asian country. Well, that's not entirely fair. In Singapore we could find fancier clothing and footwear to fit us but didn't want to pay the high prices to buy clothes that we would then have to get rid of somehow after the cruise. We still looked good!

Despite our less than spectacular attire we were still made to feel very welcome. Some people were as casual as us while others were extremely well dressed. Although we stretched the definition of "formal" I would recommend that you fully embrace the cruise experience and get dressed up if you can. If we had access to more of our clothing it would have been lovely to be able to get dressed up for drinks and dinner while we watched the ocean slide by. It's all part of the experience.

Self Portrait Of Us Dressed Up Taken In A Shop Onboard

Self Portrait Of Us Dressed Up Taken In A Shop Onboard

Tanya And Her Skirt And Shoes

Tanya And Her Skirt And Shoes

The formal meal at Romeo and Juliet was French infused and quite nice. Andrew ordered the Escargots Bourguignonne for entree and Filet of Beef for his main meal. I ordered the Shrimp Cocktail for starters and Sautéed Seasonal Mushrooms for the main meal.

For dessert, we chose three desserts to share. We wanted to try them, so we ordered them! Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle, Double Strawberry Cheesecake, and Cherry Bake.

We found tonight's meal not quite as good as last night's. The French flavours weren't quite there. Perhaps the richness had been dialled down for the Asian guests. This isn't to say that it wasn't lovely, because it was, they just set themselves a very high standard on the first evening. We still ate more or less everything and we certainly weren't complaining.

Romeo and Juliet Restaurant Night 2 -Escargots Bourguignonne

Romeo and Juliet Restaurant Night 2 -Escargots Bourguignonne

Romeo and Juliet Restaurant Night 2 - Trio Of Desserts

Romeo and Juliet Restaurant Night 2 - Trio Of Desserts

Romeo and Juliet Restaurant Night 2 Menu - Page 4

Romeo and Juliet Restaurant Night 2 Menu - Page 4

After dinner, we headed straight to the That's Entertainment Theatre to watch the amazing ballroom dancing magical act by Roman & Svetlana. It was amazing to see this in person. To get an idea of their act, click here. It's a video of them doing a similar act.

I wish I could explain their show, but I really can't. I am still just as gobsmacked writing about it as I was when I was watching it.

Thank you Roman & Svetlana for an amazing show. Thank you Royal Caribbean for providing such awesome entertainment!

Roman & Svetlana Pic 1

Roman & Svetlana Pic 1

We were getting pretty tired by now, but, we couldn't miss out on the 70s Disco party in the Centrum section of the ship. We couldn't let our 70s line dancing experience go to waste now could we? We joined in from one of the top levels so we could take some photos of the "Legend Macho Men" act.

Legend's Macho Men and 70s Line Dancing

Legend's Macho Men and 70s Line Dancing

Little Towel Dog Critter

Little Towel Dog Critter

Back to our stateroom, and we found this little cute dog critter made out of towels on our bed! How cool is he!

Today and tonight has just been amazing. But now, bed... I can't wait for tomorrow!

 

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