The last day of the cruise was the third and last “fun day” at sea sailing back to Galveston. After getting rocked to sleep by the high waves and winds, it was another late lazy morning, too late for breakfast, but perfect for brunch!
Brunch on the Magic is incredible! The wide breakfast selection included many hearty breakfast items variety of other brunch items, some with a twist (like Frosted Flakes-coated french toast). I got a fruit plate, eggs Benedict with potatoes and hash browns (didn’t realize it already came with breakfast potatoes), french toast, and cheesecake for dessert. The waiter looked at me when he was taking the order and was like “you can eat all that?” and I sure did, enjoying every bite of it!
The rest of the day we took very easy, reading a couple books. That evening, the sunset was blanketed with thick patchy clouds which made for a unique sunset over the water.
The crew put on something special for Christmas (which was in a few days time). They had “holiday” caroling in the atrium complete with all the traditional Christmas carols, Christmas lights, a live band and singers, and SNOW shooting out from the upper decks on the tenth floor. It was a lot of fun and great to see that everyone was in the Christmas spirit! Oddly enough the word Christmas was never spoken by the staff. Why not call it for what it is?
Dinner for me was a chilled mango soup (amazing!), a crab cake (a little bit too mushy for my tastes), eggplant Parmesan (way too salty), a fruit plate, and a souffle for dessert (incredible!). Overall the dinner trend continued through the week. Good appetizers and phenomenal desserts, but lackluster entrees. In short, the entrees look better than they taste (take for example the eggplant Parmesan).
After a farewell song from the entire crew, dinner was over and we would soon back to dry land. They left us with a heart shaped towel that evening.