Cove Cafe »
Now we were free to go about the ship, we went up to Deck 9, Forward, to Cove Cafe which is in the adults-only area of the ship.
Drinks from Cove Cafe are charged extra, but, during this back-to-back procedure, they are actually free! We like free, so ordered a couple of coffees and some mini desserts (they’re always free!)
I’ve included the prices below for reference.
Me: Caramel Hazelnut Mocha – Da Vinci Gourmet Turkish Hazelnut, Gourmet Caramel Sauce, Espresso, Milk ($6.50)
Steve: Turmeric Latte – this was on the specials board and didn’t have a price
Desserts: Orange Chocolate Cupcake, Rice Crispy Treat, Cinnamon Scroll
In addition to coffee, Cove Cafe also serves hot tea, and a selection of wines, champagne, spirits, liqueurs, mixed drinks, and cocktails.
The mini desserts and pastries, as I mentioned were free, and the offerings change throughout the day and include things like croissants, Danish pastries, and fruit for breakfast; cookies, brownies, and cakes for the afternoon and evening, and in additionally in the evening there is a selection of meats, cheeses, olives, and bread.
The decor inside the cafe is lovely and relaxing with comfy chairs and a selection of magazines to flip through too. It’s a nice place to hang out – especially as it’s exclusive to adults.
With it being a nice day, we sat outside to enjoy our coffee and snacks.
We sat and chilled out for a bit (something we did a lot of during the cruise!), checking our various emails and social media as we had signal now we were back at the port!
We then went for a bit of a wander around and did a full circuit of the Promenade Deck on Deck 4, which is the only deck you walk the whole way around. People often use this deck for running/jogging/exercise as three laps of the deck is one mile.
It was pretty cool as you went into the aft section of the ship (or was it forward?) that you were able to see all the chains and ropes that are used to anchor the ship and tie it up at ports! It felt like a place we shouldn’t be allowed to see, but it’s absolutely fine as it’s part of the deck.
We then popped back to the Atrium to watch the welcome show as new guests were starting to board.
If you do a back-to-back cruise and want to get photos or videos of a near-empty ship, now is the time to do it!