Wednesday, January 19, 2011

On the high seas at last. Day1

Boarding process was very efficient but then this is a small ship with only ~680 passengers – a guess – total age is about 50,000 years! Remarkably it turns out that there are a number of young people on the cruise and even a young child but definitely a diiferent crowd than we are used to. Also was surprised to learn that there are many, and I mean many people who have done a world cruise on Princess many times. Remarkable I thought it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience but for some it’s a way of life

Cabin is lovely – quite spacious with great storage and a nice sized balcony

luggage arrived – in dribs and drabs leading to some concern – it was my rollaway that was the last to arrive with the all-important DVD holder. As you can see (below) the first thing to be given attention by me was the computer!! Have to get used to the fact that I don’t get 150 e-mails a day any more.

We did bring a lot of stuff – I brought the clothes, Merle the beads. Interesting turn of events. I will not hear the end of this issue. It all now has a place somewhere – maybe not the final landing, but at least a place.
Lifeboat drill, then up to the deck for the champagne farewell and the beautiful departure from Fort Lauderdale with a full moon. Wasn’t up for formal dinner so did the buffet, sitting outside on the deck aft on the ship and here we are, back in the cabin at 7.30pm.


  1. Glad to hear cabin is spacious. I'm flying out!!!

  2. You are bringing me with spirit anyway :) Safe and happy adventures!