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We dressed up for formal night and found a deserted deck to take some photos. The setting (other than the killer breeze) was absolutely gorgeous. Nothing but miles and miles of ocean and sky with the sun setting in the distance.
We crossed the ship and paused to watch the sunset (so many sunsets!)
We then headed to one of the onboard restaurants called SHARE by Curtis Stone. Unlike the more formal dining room, SHARE was designed to look like a swanky modern restaurant. I loved the ambiance! There was a nominal cover charge to dine in SHARE as well as the other two speciality restaurants, Salty Dog Gastropub and Crown Grill, a seafood and steakhouse. We found this to be well worth it for a change of scenery and menu.
We had wine and six courses – from cheese and olives, to gnocchi to seared trout, pork tenderloin, and dessert – toffee cheesecake! I loved the creative variety, and it was lovely to have a change of scenery.
The next morning we ordered a simple room service breakfast since we had an early departure time for the day’s excursion. I had cereal and milk with fruit!
Soon we had pulled into port at Mazatlán!
We hopped off the ship and boarded vans to a resort for cooking and dancing!
I don’t think I have ever had a margarita that early in the morning before!! But when in Rome…
We made homemade ‘ritas, and then five kinds of salsa, plus guacamole!
I loved that we had choice of ingredients and style. (Obviously we left out the raw onions!) Our salsas turned out quite well!
After our class and a short salsa lesson, we hit the pool and the beach for a little R&R. Since our class had been outside, we were all sticky and sweaty and jumping in the pool felt SO refreshing!
Likewise, after we were back on Ruby Princess, we took a dip in the pool. It was still very hot in Mexico! Check out how the pool can overflow to the deck to avoid spilling onto the deck in the ocean waves!
The views when we left Mazatlán were just stunning!
And with that, we set sail for Cabo San Lucas!
This post and our cruise were sponsored by Princess Cruises and SheKnows Media.