Saturday, January 7, 2012

World Cruise - Day 1

After the usual delays and fun and games with US immigration at Miami Airport, we are on the Silver Whisper and ready for our World Cruise Odyssey - just 129 days until we arrive back in Southampton in May. As we look around the port and see 6 monster ships with their thousands of passengers on, we feel very privileged to be doing this trip on such a beautiful small ship (max 380 passengers).

After just 16 days off the ship and in the UK for Christmas, I have already been told by two crew members that I've put on weight. Not many people go cruising to lose weight, but hopefully I can shape up a bit in the coming months.

Our short time in Fort Lauderdale has given us the chance to have an all too short catch up with our lovely friends Marty and Anita - there was a craft fair on Las Olas Blvd which we mooched round, followed by a delicious and huge lunch (the new diet hasn't started well).

So, 2 (hopefully calm) days at sea until we get to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.