San Juan Travel Blog› entry 5 of 28 › view all entries
May 3rd, 2010 – by: cotterb
Disinterested in standing in a long line for hours we started to look around and see if we could figure out how to get through things faster. We had done all of our prep work including registering our information on-line before the cruise. So the last remaining challenge was getting our bag checked into the boat. We found some porters and followed the crowed in giving our bags to them.
It worked...despite our fears we got our bags, however we had to wait until 10pm. Apparently the bag porters are supposed to sort the bags by deck before the bags are scanned and brought onto the boat. These porters didn´t do that so the boat staff had to do the sorting on board which delayed things.
The first night on the boat was great. Our stateroom is wonderful and is located in a great position on the boat.
Kim really wanted to go to the safety briefing and it was just dumb luck that our room steward told us we didn´t need to bring our life jackets with us. The safety briefing is very similar to the routine we´ve all seen on airplanes but instead of seat belts they show you how to put on your life jacket and make sure you know where your rally point is. They also check each guest off of their list and search for stragglers. I usually hide under my bed to avoid this tedious event but Kim really wanted to go. We made a video to pass the time a bit.
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