July 27th Embarkation day. We all met again for breakfast in the Hotel Lobby, and then it was time to pack up and get our luggage ready to be taken to the ship. Our shuttle came and we took the long drive (about an hour and a half) to the cruise terminal. Our luggage was taken care of for us from there – the next time we saw it was in our stateroom.
We went through the check-in process, which was quick and easy – headed to our room, met our room steward, Gerardo Sanchez, and headed up to the buffet for a light lunch. We unpacked, explored the ship a bit.
We attended Muster – enjoyed the sights from the top of the ship as we sailed away – and had a nice group dinner together. Then we headed for bed since we had an early excursion the next day.
On to Salerno, Italy