Here it is, gentle readers. On this amazingly beautiful and sunny day, two years after booking this cruise, embarkation day is at last here.
For those of us who have – or will – take a cruise or make a crossing (remember?), is there anything as exciting as pulling up to the cruise terminal, handing your luggage over to your trusted porter and walking over the gangplank onto your ship (in this case, the beautiful Crystal Symphony)?
This will be a very quick post today, as embarkation day is filled with getting settled in, greeting your fellow passengers, surprise reunions with passengers with whom you’ve sailed before, reacquainting yourself with the crew and the vessel.
Although we’re boarding at around noon, we don’t set sail until 5:00 PM.
Here’s a shot of our finally packed luggage before we checked out of our hotel – peace has been restored!!!
Miraculously, we got everything back into the suitcases!
More to follow soon.