OMG two full days at sea already, I am just getting my first blog from the ship posted. Our embarkation day (Jan 5th) was long. The four hour drive, three hours of shopping with friends Jeff and Corrine, then the longest security/embark process ever all made getting on the ship a very long process. Then of course we had our nineteen bags to unpack. Yep we had to get all this unpacked and stored in our stateroom:
Our first full day at sea we attend the HAL Facebook meet and greet. Always nice to put faces to names. Today we had our Cruise Critic meet and greet. It was by far the biggest of a full World Cruise to date. Many new faces but happy to say lots of friends in attendance. We even had time for a movie before getting ready of our first formal evening on the ship.
The captains welcome aboard party was packed for the main setting guests and the officers were introduced.
Our dinner table was hosted by Julie the Human Resources Officer:
L-R Gloria, Julie, Margo, Corrine, Sandy, Grace, Me, Harry and Jeff.
The dining room as you can see above and below was decorated with the flags of the World.