Posted January 16th, 2005, 06:38 PM
Last edited by Radio; January 16th, 2005 at 06:50 PM
Hello everyone....I made it to the ship !
I actually got to the terminal very early....at about 9:30. I was able to park right away ( in the parking garage ). I went to the top to get a good photo of the ship before boarding, but it was overcast and a slight drizzle...So It didn't turn out as nice as I would have liked.
I was allowed to enter the terminal right away, where the security check in only took a moment or two. After going up to the check in level, we all just waited until they open up for passenger check in.(11:00)
I went to the pier coordinators desk after check in and was told to wait until boarding to see if there were any upgrades available. We were allowed to board at about 11:25 and walked on with little wait(onnly about 8 people were ahead of me).
As others have reported, they are now closing the doors to the cabin hallways, so no one can access their cabin befor 1pm. That was a good time for me to obtain my CyberCabin kit for the week. The speed is only about 44kps, but it wil be fast enough for me to upload dozens of photos for the week.
This is the coldest beginning to a cruise that I can remember...Its now about 42f with a 25mph wind.....Very Cold..........A weather alert has been posted for the Brevard County area and frost warnings for tomorrow. No problem here..I just wasn't used to it for a cruise, but it will warm up very soon.
I met a small group of Cruise Critics at the Sky bar at3PM...They were a fun and freindly group !
The Captain announced that due to about 30 late arriving passengers...we will be delaying our sail away by about 45min. We should be leaving at about 5:45 for our great week of cruising in the Caribbean. Labadee......Here we come...only 753 Nautical Miles !
I can't wait to see what this week brings...It should be alot of fun !
Stay Tuned !
Here are a few pics so far...for more, just click at the bottom for daily uploads this week !