You know meeting your "X" can be good and awkward depending on the circumstance. It was nice to be back on a cruise and she felt like a warm memory. The tall beautiful atrium (gorgeous). The gracious staff and very welcoming attitudes were very nice indeed. The smell was the first thing to spike my memory. If you have cruised a lot, you know what I mean. :) .. While not all smell like roses, it quickly got better on the lido deck when Guys Burger came in to SMELL RANGE! Oh yeah, it was nice to be back.
We didn't sail out until 6:30pm ish and it was cold in Charleston, but hey we were under way!! The Muster Drill was very easy and you could go down at your pace and do the muster check-in (very smart)
Looking around the ship you could see signs of wear and tear, rust etc, but it was encouraging to see them working around the ship to bring it up to snuff.