We boarded our transfer bus from the Best Western Hotel to the ship at 11am and after about a 30 minute ride arrived at the Port Everglades Cruise Terminal. Our ship, the Regal Princess was waiting for us. The traffic line to get up to the baggage drop off area was about a 30 minute wait but we finally stopped and departed the bus. I made sure the stevedores put our bags on the transfer cage.
We got in line with a bunch of other folks going through security and finally to the check in counter. We got our cruise cards and made our way aboard ship. We are on the 10th floor, Caribe Deck. Of course, our first task was to have lunch in one of the dining rooms. We shared a table with two couples, one from Reno, NV and the other Providence, RI. After lunch our luggage arrived and before we knew it the gong sounded for the mandatory safety drill where every one is told the rules. With that done, we relaxed in our room and got things stored away.
We are used to sailing on the jewel-named Princess ships; Emerald, Ruby, etc. The Regal is a relatively new experience for us and we have to learn the new layout all over. Although there are over 4000 passengers on board, you would never know it. We are looking forward to exploring this newest of the Princess ships.
We’ll stay in touch. I want to thank everyone for the prayers for safe travel and all the well wishes. It’s nice to know you care. We are looking forward to a relaxing cruise. By the way, I heard from Kim, who is taking care of Tanner, he is doing fine. Later, Wayne and MA