Monday, May 17, 2010
Embarkation and Our First Sea Day (plus some teaser photos of Malta)
Well, somehow I just deleted two paragraphs of typing! Uggghhh. How frustrating. Anyway, from the time we got out of the taxi to when we boarded the ship was just under 30 minutes so I guess we arrived in a lull period. I heard from other people that boarded about 2:30 that it was busier but they also mentioned some computer problems so that probably contributed to the backup. Once aboard we walked around to get Brian used to the layout since he'd not been on board since 2001. At 3 pm, we made our way down to Promenade Lounge where we met up with more than 120 of our fellow cruisers who had been posting on the DIS boards about this cruise for quite a few months, where we've been helping each other plan and research the ports. We handed out lanyards and chatted until we had to break up to attend the mandatory muster drill at 4 pm (was scheduled for 5 pm).
The Sail Away party was held at 4:45 pm even though we didn't actually leave the port until 9:30 pm. I guess Disney decided after its first cruise on 4/24 that more guests would participate if it was held during the day when it was warmer.
Posted by Jlspence at 10:12 AM