St. Thomas
Wednesday, 26th October, 2022

Today the Symphony of the Seas docked at St. Thomas and we were booked on a trip to visit a beach and then go on the Skyride to Paradise Point.

We rendezvoused at the spot where our ticket stated and patiently joined the queue. As we waited, I looked back towards the ship and I could see this big, black cloud approaching us. I looked at Phil and said, “Oh ho, it looks like we’re gonna get wet,” and just as I said that, the tour guide announced to everyone, “Please can everyone get under shelter, it’s gonna rain very hard any minute now.”

We all ran towards the shopping centre, with Phil shouting to me, “Keep up with me!” which is all very well but he runs twice a week, I don’t run, so it was more of a fast-paced walk and then the heavens opened. I have never seen rain like it, it was torrential.

We waited for about 15 minutes and the tour guide said that if we wanted to cancel, we could and seeing as we could now hear thunder and see lightning, there was no way I was going on the Skyride!

As soon as the rain stopped, we made our way back to the ship and went to guest services where we got our money back without a quibble.

Now we were in a quandary – what to do now? We decided to go to the Schooner bar as it was still raining quite heavily. We were just wondering whether our friends had managed to go on their tour which was scuba diving and just then they walked past on the deck below while we waved our hands and shouted until they saw us!

We played cards and had a drink or two and then we all headed back to our respective staterooms to get ready for dinner.

Dinner was another specialty restaurant called Hooked Seafood. Take a look at the below photos to see what food we ordered – just a heads up I don’t like fish so had the chicken!

I’m not sure what it was whether it was the fact that we had eaten at Alice in Wonderland the night before and Hooked had a lot to live up to or maybe we were still full from the meal last night but we weren’t really feeling it and so left half empty plates – it’s a shame, maybe was should have waited until the next day as Phil was really looking forward to it!

After dinner we decided to go for a walk around the ship’s deck as it had stopped raining finally. The ship looks amazing when all lit up!

From there, after a quick drink, it was time for bed and to see what day six had to offer!

Take a look at our video:

To see a video of what we got up to please take a look at our YouTube video:

And finally…

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