Asia Trip 2012: Part II
The first few hours were spent checking out all the ships' facilities and decks before the mandatory evacuation drill that they do prior to setting sail away from Singapore. Upon immigrating to the cruise liner, we were assigned a "passport key" which ends up being your stateroom key, identity card and the card to use for purchasing merchandise, as it all ends up towards your room/bill. This also told us where to go for evac at what station and boat we'd be on if the need arised (which didn't, thank goodness. I had came back home only to watch the news of the Costa Concordia, which is so very unfortunate..)
Seeing as I was on a ship with food being all inclusive in the costs of the trip, I ordered stuff like crazy - plenty of seconds, two lobster bisques on one night and plenty of cakes to were be had!
Something I tend to notice was that Singapore and KL had alot of American chain food stores around like Wendy's, T.G.I Fridays and Carl's Jr and even the occasional Starbucks and Cha Time. But for a refreshment break we strayed off those big names and headed into a cafe/restaurant called Michaelangelo's a rustic Italian restaurant for some iced coffees before we leave for out boat.
Being that the weather was pretty humid that day, the iced coffees worked a treat in cooling us off. The coffee was strong and icy; just the perfect pick-me-up that was needed after walking around.
Then, it was a tourist round-up back on over to the boat for yet another days worth of cruising to our next and last port of call before heading back to Singapore.