After a bump, a scrape and two uh-oh's, with the heroic efforts of Cindy and Jeff, our limo driver ( compliments of our fab travel agency Island Travel), we got to Savannah Airport in record time
Arrived at beautiful Baltimore hotel around 12:30. Lunch then napped til "World Cruise Gala". At the outdoor cocktail party we managed to meet our cruise directors, the Captain, the COE of Regent ( he can't be 40) and other cruise dignitaries. With 300 attending, we also managed to find Mike Simon's cousin, the two couples we had met at Palmetto Bluff, and Rose and Paul from Bobby Sue's church. Bobby was also a pro at working the crowd, introducing us to numerous interesting fellow travelers, many of whom are on their 2nd, 3rd, up to 7th World Cruise! Who are these people?? I guess we'll find out. Cocktails followed by fab dinner and entertainment. Then dancing ...but we opted for sleep.
Checked-in for ship was at hotel, which was a great idea on paper, but didn't work out so great for anyone who showed up a minute late
Day 1 -At Sea
This is "get organized day" , trying to get totally unpacked, cabin organized, internet setup, etc. Did go to fascinating lecture on the exploration of Pluto. Amazingly engaging speaker . Fish extravaganza lunch, with, yes, a few beers. We went to another lecture in the afternoon on the Naturalists of Panama, which we walked out of in favor of a V&T. At 6:00 the gong sounded, starting the Regent signature Block Party, where we met the captain, GM, Cruise Director and our neighbors. We had dinner at Compass Rose, followed by fabulous show, "ABBA review", by a very talented mom, dad, son and one other gal. Off to the fan tail for a nightcap before bed.
And we're off!
Saturday, January 07, 2017
Miami, Florida, United States