After two face to face roll calls it was determined that all were on board and that no one, at least not from our ship, was missing. So we continued on. Then the next day, east of Bermuda, someone on board was determined to need surgery that could not be performed on board and there were no long range helicopters available to evacuate that person. So the captain turned the ship around and we sailed for Bermuda. After almost a full day of sailing in the wrong direction we reached Bermuda and offloaded the patient to a pilot boat and the trip to the hospital.
From that point on the trip was uneventful. Smooth seas, warm temperatures, excellent entertainment, and the meeting of even more wonderful fellow passengers. We have just started doing traditional dining and it was not a disappointment. We really got to know our table mates and we will be sure to stay in touch with them in the future.
The shore excursions in Florence and Rome were all day affairs, lots of walking over cobble stones and uneven pavement and it was raining. But who cared. The places we went and the things we saw made it all worth it.
We liked the Crown Princess so much that we have now booked another 29 days on her around the UK and then the Atlantic crossing from Southhampton to NYC via Iceland and Greenland.