The next morning we woke up, had breakfast at the hotel and got Graham down for a nap thinking we had several hours until our driver was supposed to come and take us to the cruise ship. As soon as I got Graham down and John and Peyton went for a walk around the town we were at....the driver shows up. I forgot I asked for an earlier pick up time....UGH! He was still a little early so I just worked on moving bags from our room into the hall and as soon as John and Peyton came back we were off to the cruise ship.
We cruised on Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas and it was wonderful! Tons of praise for the staff both on the shore and onboard, the boat and amenities and how much cruising with kids made things easier. Our check in went smoothly and we got on board and found some lunch and then got settled in our rooms. We booked two adjoining interior rooms and that is the way to go when traveling with little ones. I will do a later post when our cruise portion of the trip is over and convey specific kids and cruising tips and advice.
We took some time to walk around the boat and familiarize ourselves with everything....Graham LOVED looking at the ocean...
I don't remember much else of that day besides the muster drill and then being tired and wanting some rest and knowing that we would be in Sicily the next morning so that precious day at sea which equals rest and relaxation was two days away....but Graham decided to start early and watch us sail away from his lounge chair.
Volcano we saw on our way to Sicily