Well, I will start with Friday, when we arrived in Boston. We got to our hotel (Marriott Longwharf) about 1PM or so and met up with Susan & Les (cruise critic friends) who lived in the area and offered to take us around Boston. Cool! We walked about 6 miles around the north section and it was really a delight to meet them and to see some of Boston with people who knew where they were going. Thanks Les & Susan. After checking in with daughter at hotel, the 4 of us drove over to Avon to meet up with several other cc people at the house of Jud & Terry, who generously had a party for all of us. They have a beautiful house and are very gracious hosts. Thank you Jud & Terry for opening up your house to a bunch of crazy strangers.
OK - Day 1: We arrived at the port after a $30 cab ride. Check in was almost instantaneous. The free rum swizzlers were good, though. After stumbling to our room, we opened the door, as people were ringing the door bell constantly, wanting to see the place. The Royal Suite is quite a place. Dinner the first night was casual and we received our luggage very early, so we were unpacked by about 5PM. The show was good that night, and we checked out the casino for a little bit, but went to bed early after a hectic day. (yeah, cruising is hectic, right?) He He
Day 2: Sunday, we started out at church, went to the dining room for breakfast, and then waited till the meet and mingle. There were about 25 or 30 people there, and it was nice to put faces to names....the rest of the day we just wandered around the ship, checking out everything. Dinner that night was formal (captain's reception) and everyone looked great. It got to be a habit for a lot of us to meet at the concierge room for free drinks. Rita & Bill, Jim & Marion, and ourselves. There is no way I pass up free rum...Mpou (pronounced M'Paul) was a great person for that job and tended to everyone very well.