Monday, April 10, 2017

Emarking the Royal Princess

We catch an Uber to the port ($20 from Sawgrass area) and even though there are 8 ships in port we are swiftly escorted to Pier 2 and the beautiful Royal Princess.

It is around 11 am and this is not a great time to arrive.  Passengers from the last cruise are filing out and there is a long queue of people waiting to get into the building.

But we are not concerned as our plan is to just leave our bags with the porter to be delivered to our cabin and we head out on foot to the Harbour Shops off 17th Street. It is about a 15 minute walk and there are lots of options for food, some stores and best of all a Total Wine store where we stop and get two bottles of our favorite champagne - Perrier-Jouet thanks for the recommendation Franco.

Sanja and Marty (shopping hosts) are signing off the Royal Princess today as they have family commitments so they will not be on (sad face) but we at least will see them for lunch (happy face) and I can't say how lovely it is to see their beautiful faces when they meet up with us.

We sit and chat for a few hours and hope our paths will cross again soon but I know they will. 

Around 2 pm we slowly start walking back to the pier. When we get there at around 2:30

it is totally deserted. It feels weird, almost ghost like.

We basically walk right thru with short stops for health form and getting key card. No table was set up any more for the wine.  But we are only bringing two on so not an issue.

When we arrive in our cabin our luggage is there but we don't really have time to unpack as we head down to say hi to Michael and spot other friends and catch up with them and then it is time for Muster Drill.

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