Upon arrival to the ship The staff greeted us, took our luggage and escorted us to the reception desk. Our passports were taken, information put in the computer and our photos were taken for ID purposes. We then went to the lounge for lunch. There were two kinds of lasagna, soup, sandwiches, salads and desserts offered. Coffee , tea (hot and cold), wine, beer and soft drinks were all available.
Then at 2 pm we were given our room keys and escorted to our rooms. Our luggage was already in the room and we were given an explanation about our room, where to store the luggage (under the bed), where the safe was located, and how to use the room key. One end of the key opens the door and the other end has a UPC which we will scan at the reception desk every time we leave or come back to the ship. This procedure is new for us; other ships all had paper boarding cards that we had to get before leaving.
At 3:15 till 5:00 pm tea was served in the lounge. Again, there was tea, coffee, pastries, and small sandwiches.
Tonight we will have a safety talk at 6:00 pm, followed by a port talk at 6:45 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm.
If anyone has any specific question I will try to provide an answer.
Looking forward to cruising and visiting all the Cristmas markets.