Well, yesterday went very smooth. We slept in until about 8 am, went to a wonderful included breakfast, and got all of our suitcases repacked and called for a car to take us to the cruise ship at 11. I can't say enough about the staff of the Claridge Hotel, the desk clerks and the the rest of the staff were just great. Our car arrived at 11 as promised and we were off to the docks. After a ten dollar car ride we arrived at the dock, turned our luggage over to the baggage people and with a few minutes were aboard ship. Our cabin is on aloha deck and of course an inside room. We went to the cruise critic get together at sail away and Judy met some of the people that were writing blogs and we met some people interested in trivia and will meet and play with them. We went to the opening show with a singer, who was pretty good. We did have some interesting table mates for the first nite. We are personal choice diners this time, so we wound up with an eye surgeon from near Philadelphia, obviously with my cataract surgery comming up when we get back the conversation was interesting.
Played Trivia two times today and did not win either time, but we didn't embarasse ourselves either. Tonite is formal night aboard ship, but even tho we bought dress up togs, we are going to skip tonites formal dinner and opt for the buffet. Went to a port guide show this morning and we are excited, One more day at sea, the Stanley in the Falkland Islands, and PENGUINS we hope