Suburban Extended Stay Hotel of Tampa - Airport West
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... and we arrived at the apartment complex by a man and his dog. No not a joke, literally a man a his dog. Not only was he a man and a dog but a very handsome Italian guy and the cutest Labrador/pit bull I have ever met. He carried (did I mention carried??) my bag to my room for me and then we chatted in the kitchen for a while. He showed us how his dog high fives you and plays dead when you pretend to shoot him. (Sometimes it's just the little things) in the back ...
We left our little slice of heaven at 8 am Italy time and after connecting through Zurich, landed at 7pm EST - roughly 18 hours of travel time - in Tampa, Florida, United States of America. The overly officious ticket agent in Milan that checked us in made sure that our bags were the very last off the plane prolonging the torture, only to have it prolonged another hour yet by the customs agent who decided that we were a very suspicious lot indeed, sticking us in a glass holding pen ...
... on delicious waffles. France is the king of pastries and divine food. Austria had the best apple strudel on the trip so despite the origin being German, it wins. Best Looking girls: (1a) Switzerland and (1b) Germany Another tie! Switzerland has the best girls because they were a mix of French and German. But, Germany has really cute girls everywhere. Obviously, every country had really cute girls but I had to narrow it down. This category was the last one I filled ...
Checked out of the hotel and headed to the ship a little before Noon. It was only about 5 min by cab, to the pier. The line to drop your luggage was extremely long, and took us almost 20 min. Then upstairs for a much shorter security line, and no line for Suite Guest check in.
The best benefit of being in a suite was that the room ...
... the Venetian Main Dining Room. It is lobster night, and the restaurant is crowded.
We attended the evening show in the Stardust Theater called Welcome Aboard Variety Show. The show included the Norwegain Dawn band, Vic Pore who sang, Maria and Jocko who performed aerial feats, and Justino Zoppe who juggled with lights on his props.
We walked around the deck two times. 4 laps = 1.4 miles.