As part of the boarding process we passed through a 'receiving line' of the crew.
We're given a glass of champagne as we enter the ship, met our purser and then escorted to lunch at the Compass Rose Restaurant. Lunch was a beautiful array of small dishes to choose from along with more champagne or wine.
|Compass Rose Restaurant|
|Linda at lunch|
|Anna at lunch|
|Anna with champagne|
|Enjoying the cabin|
|Linda with champagne|
|View from the balcony|
|Full moon on the harbor as a sister ship pulls out of the harbor.|
As we pulled out of the harbor we were given a rousing horn blast by other ships. It was a beautiful full moon night and our balcony gave us a wonderful view of the ships as we departed. We would be on the ocean for the next couple days and would have a chance to explore the ship.