Delayed for a bit
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9:30am: Got things ready for departure and went to the Princess representatives at our hotel to be told to come back at 11:30 because the ship was delayed coming into port due to stormy weather out of San Francisco. She said our ship would still be leaving on time but we wouldn't be transferred to it until about 1pm. So we used the internet and had a $6 bagel in the hotel restaurant.
11:30am: We were able to get our Princess cruise card and check in for embarkation at the hotel "Princess room" which made it very nice. Hung out and talked to others doing the cruise and seeing if anyone else was doing the Arctic land tour but no one was.
1pm: Delayed a bit longer. For some reasons there was a delay with the shuttles to the ship.
2pm: We were gotten taxi's with vouchers and sent to the ship (finally!) This time the driver was nice,talked to us about our hockey team and didn't give us any grief about the vouchers.
and board the ship. How great that was! I heard a lady saying "How did they get their cards already?". lol
3pm: Arrived at our stateroom on the Caribbean deck and met our steward, Dino. Went up to the Horizon Court to eat. Very crowded but the waiter found us a seat with a couple from New Zealand and we chatted. It was also nice that the waiters came around and offered drinks like tea, coffee and water, etc.
6pm: We had the early dinner seating and sat with a couple from Illinois and 4 ladies from Texas who were all really nice! Our waitress was Lourdes from Mexico and her assistant was Ramone; also from Mexico. For an appetizer, I got a lobster tourain?sp? which was different, good mushroom soup, seafood shrimp puffed pastry (good) and a delectable Love Boat Dream chocolate moose!