January 16, 2019
It is our second day at sea after leaving Havana on our way to Cartagena. Yesterday there was a mimosa gathering at 9:30 AM for the Around the World (ATW) guests. We found out that there are 340 going around the world. On our first world cruise, there were 88 of us, so it has really grown. Some people have told me that my blog helped them make the decision to do it! The ship holds about 650 so more than half will be going around the world. The rest do segments. Some are getting off in Los Angeles when other ATW guests board, and others are doing segments along the way. We are looking forward to greeting Alice and Tom in Singapore.
We had delicious bagel delights – and mimosas. The chefs here never fail to disappoint! And lots of greetings to friends we have met on other trips. Nice reunion.
Here are pics of some of the goodies.
In the evening we had the Captain’s cocktail party. I didn’t realize how tall the Captain and the General Manager were till I saw this picture!
We had a wonderful time with friends from 2015, Rodney and Candace and Marilyn and Charlie.
The first of many adventures we will share on this trip.
There was the usual introduction of the senior staff and at these parties the drinks flow freely for several hours. Candace became famous on our last trip together by trying a different free cocktail at every party!
There are 404 crew members from 43 nations on board. And, they are all wonderful. A great start to our adventure.