Well embarkation was by far the easiest I have ever seen. We were at the port by 10:30 and in our cabin by 11:00. Very nice cabin and the ship is understated and beautiful but I am so used to the "over the top" decor Joe Farcus always did for Carnival it hardly seems right.
Paul and Mary Lou came to our cabin for a lovely visit and then we went to the Bloggers Welcome party where we met up with lots of friendly folks including Sandy and Dick Bell.
By 9:30 I was done for the day though, I walked by far further than I have walked in many many years but at the end of the day my hips were hurting and I was totally exhausted. The duck and my other travel mate continued the fun without me for a bit.
Oh, and I did well in the casino!