Disclosure: The following conversation was recently overheard aboard the Norwegian Epic. The names have been omitted since it could very well have been you (or me)!
Setting: It’s a balmy Saturday afternoon. Reggae music plays in the background. A man and woman are seated at a patio table, a plate of nachos between them. He is drinking a Corona while admiring the scenery…beautiful woman scantily clad, lounging around the pool. She pretends not to notice his interest as she absently stirs her frosty pink strawberry colada. As she stares out at the azure sea she “accidentally” kicks him in the shin… hard. He’s momentarily startled but is smart enough to re-angle his chair so all his attention is focused on the lovely woman seated across from him.
Him: Do we have plans for this evening?
Her: Mmmm…we’re meeting everyone in front of Shakers at 6.
Him: The Martini Bar? (he laughs) You’re determined to try that sake martini, aren’t you?
Her: It does sound exotic. Don’t worry, the Whisky Bar is practically next door so you can order from there. We’re thinking French for dinner. I just hope I have room for the chocolate fondue after the mushroom soup and the coq au vin!
Him: Oh. I thought we were trying Moderno Churrascaria. You know, Brazilian barbecue. That’s my kind of exotic!
Her: That does sound good and I heard it has an extensive salad bar too. But as a group of six it might be really fun to go to Teppanyaki. It’s always pretty entertaining to watch them chop, flip and sauté right in front of you!
Him: Well if you want entertainment with dinner why don’t we go to the Cirque Dreams and Dinner Show? What were your friends saying about the act with the guy in the bath tub? (Her face turns bright red).
Her: It is supposed to be amazing. But after dinner there will be plenty of time for a show. We missed seeing Blue Man Group when we were in Vegas last year, but we can make tonight’s late show.
Him: Yeah, but I hear Elvis is in the house. That celebrity impersonator show, Legends in Concert is featuring Elvis and Madonna tonight.
Her: Thank goodness we have seven nights aboard this ship. Do you think that’s even enough time?
Him: Hmm…22 restaurants, 17 bars and lounges, lots of world class entertainment, and only seven nights. It’s not adding up! What do you think, same time, same place, next year?"