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Day 3: Costa Maya Day

Posted on May 2, 2018 by under Travel, Zumba.    

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This was the day that we ported in Costa Maya. We didn’t really have any interest in going off ship so Brian and I started our day with a nice, leisurely breakfast in the dining room. I posted pics of our breakfast below.

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Can you guess who had what?

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We did some exploring on the ship after — mainly because I wanted to find the Solarium Pool for Aqua Zumba with Richard Gormley later that day. That’s where we ran into these two cuties: Nick and his wife Kim.

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We did find the Solarium Pool. It was disappointingly tiny!

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I was a little bit worried about how we were all going to fit in the tiny pool for Aqua Zumba class. Supposedly, they were able to fit 30 people in it in a previous session. I made a mental note to get there at least 30 minutes before class to get a good spot.

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Here’s a selfie of me and Brian while waiting for drinks at the pool bar. It’s never too early to start drinking when you’re on vacation. LOL.

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I had a little break from Zumba classes while everyone was off on excursions. Brian and I decided to hang out at the Solarium Pool where there was a nice breeze. We actually got food from the Windjammer buffet and brought it out on the deck because it was so nice.

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Before that, we tried to schedule a couples massage but the only availability they had was for three in the afternoon and it coincided with Richard Gormley’s Aqua Zumba class that I really wanted to take. We ended up scheduling our massages for ten thirty the next morning instead.

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This is as close as we got to Costa Maya. LOL.

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We were at the perfect spot for Zeleb sightings. For instance, when Ricardo Marmitte walked by, we snagged him for a quick photo.

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Here’s a photo of him with Natasha.

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Here’s one of me and Natasha with Jhon Gonzalez, one of my favorite Zumba Jammers of all time.

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Here’s a picture of me with Richard Gormley that we took while I was waiting for his Aqua Zumba class to start. The class ended up being canceled because the pool’s water level was too deep. They needed to drain some of the water out but couldn’t do it in time for class. I guess Brian and I could have gotten our couples massage after all. We didn’t know class would be canceled until right then, though.

I kind of went off script on Tuesday. I had stickers for Nathalia Ferreira’s STRONG by Zumba (SBZ) master class and Beto’s class in the evening. However, I didn’t think I would be able to handle SBZ after taking six Zumba classes the previous day so I gave my stickers away and readjusted my schedule.

Instead of those two classes, I went to Cat Chiemelu’s master class in the Aerobics Room and Loretta Bates’ master class with Benjamin Richard and Rodrigo Angello. That was a really good decision.

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I caught the tail end of Madalene Aponte’s SBZ class while waiting for Cat’s class to start. This woman is a beast!

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Speaking of amazing women, here’s a selfie of me and Cat.

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Her class was super fun. I’m really glad that I deviated from my original schedule and checked her out.

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The Benjamin, Rodrigo, and Loretta master class was another detour that I’m glad I did. The class was at sunset and, though it was very windy, the weather was great and it was beautiful out on the deck.

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I snapped a few pics as I was leaving to return to our cabin and get ready for dinner. Okay, so I took more than a few photos. I just couldn’t help it. I was right there at the front and the three of them just looked so awesome together. I just wanted to capture the moment.

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The only regret I have is walking away as we were cooling down because, had I stayed in my spot, I would have been in this video.

I rushed to get ready for dinner because we didn’t want to eat too late and miss the White Party. In hindsight, I should have stayed until the end. It was just me and Brian for dinner that night so it wasn’t like we were trying to stick to a schedule to meet people. And the White Party was just okay.

I think I wasn’t too concerned about missing part of the cool down because I knew I had Benjamin and Rodrigo again the next morning. This time with Marcie. Anyhow, here’s a pic from the White Party.

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Check back in a couple of days for a continuation of the cruise recap with Day 4.

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