Our second live blog from Wonder of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship. Read what we got up to on day 2 as we visited Palma de Mallorca and further explored the ship.
I’m confused by the below sign I found in the restrooms last night.
I can understand most things on the sign, perhaps accidentally falling into the toilet, but the car? There is only one car I am aware of on the Wonder of the Seas, which is on the Royal Promenade. I suspect it would prove tricky to move the car past Royal Caribbean’s “elite security,” if successful, I doubt it would fit down the lavatory.
My other thought is it must refer to toy cars.
The sign seems a little pointless as small children wouldn’t understand it, and you would suspect parents would have the intelligence to stop their offspring from flushing their toy car down the bog. However, the fact the sign exists makes you suspect there is a collection of toy cars, Mr. Potato Heads, Barbie Dolls, and Slinky-Dogs blocking Royal Caribbean toilets.
Today is Day 2 on our Wonder of the Seas cruise. Last year we sailed on one of the first cruises to restart out of Southampton. Since then, a lot has changed, and the entire Royal Caribbean fleet is now sailing again. Last year, there were considerable differences in the cruise experience, but this feels a lot more normal. Ship capacity is perhaps a little reduced; I believe there are around 5000 on our sailing. The only other differences I can see are that the crew are still all wearing masks, and the self-serve ice cream counter is no longer self-serve.
Our first port of call was at Palma de Mallorca. There are two cruise ports at Palma, and the largest ships must dock at the pier outside of town. A shuttle bus is available, which costs 10 Euros return. In hindsight, we wondered whether getting a taxi would have been cheaper.
Yesterday had been very hectic, including an early morning flight to Barcelona. Today we intended to take a more sedate pace and spent a few hours exploring the beautiful Palma de Mallorca. Palma is an accessible city to explore on your own, and there is no need to book expensive cruise ship excursions.
Back on the ship, we further explored the many bars and venues on board Wonder of the Seas. The entertainers onboard are all exceptional. Tomorrow, we have a packed day as we visit Marseille.
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