We took a shuttle over to the cruise terminal and worked our way through the check-in process. It was pretty painless, better than last year’s experience in Galveston, and we were on the Grand Princess in time for lunch in one of the main dining rooms. We’ve got adjoining balconies on the port side of the Caribe deck and have the dividers opened up so that we can move back and forth without going out into the hallway.
Sailaway was the usual party, which we mostly avoided, instead staying up on deck taking pictures of the city as we pulled out. We also got to see a Navy submarine under tow as we headed out into Puget Sound. Reese and I did a little exploring of the ship, finding some of the kids activities, while everyone else rested up. When we got back, our luggage had arrived and we started unpacking and getting ready for dinner.
We were pretty beat, so after dinner we just went back to the cabins and crashed out. Tomorrow is a sea day so we’ll be able to rest up before we start getting to the ports.