The ship from New York
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Check-in was a hassle; Celebrity is not nearly as organized as Princess.
We got to the room, joined Frank & Pat in the Coral Seas Café for lunch, then went exploring and signed up for a helmet dive for Monday. We had made arrangements for a room in which to have Morning Prayer on Sunday morning. Since we wanted it to be open to anyone interested, we also stopped at the guest services desk to ask them to put a notice in the daily paper. We explored some more and, by prior arrangement, all met at the pool at for a group photo. Also by prior arrangement, all of us had worn our aqua, embroidered "St.
After unpacking, we did the obligatory and painful lifeboat bit and were on deck for the promised sailing but didn't get away until almost . We stayed on deck 'til past the Verrezano, returned to the cabin for a shower, then headed for the
Went in to dinner in the Starlight Dining Room. There were eight at our table, Eunice & Nila, Helen & Earl, Pat & Frank and us. We had late seating while Mom & Dad had early so, obviously, we couldn't sit together. Our Assistant Maitre d', Josip (sic.) is from Croatia, our waiter, Oliver, is from Macedonia, the Assistant Waiter, Saed, is from Indonesia and the Sommelier, Ronald, is from Philippines. That crew turned out to be one of the very good things about the cruise. They were friendly and attentive without being bothersome. Linda's fish was great; my veal picatta was lousy. Walked on deck for a bit with Frank & Pat, then hit the rack.