Embarkation at Port Everglades

by Lise - an avid cruiser

(Written while sailing the Caribbean Sea)

NOVEMBER 10, 2008

We took the 11:30 shuttle from the hotel and arrived at the port around 11:45am. Since we are now Platinum members, we were allowed to use the special entrance and we were directed to the registration desk while others have to wait. I love being a VIP!

We were on board around 12:10 and our cabin was ready so we unpacked and went for lunch at 1pm.

cabin on Emerald Princess

Our cabin is C235 on deck 10 Caribe. It is nice and has a beautiful big balcony, almost double the ones from other decks, as deck 10 is the only one with such big balconies, except of course the suites.

TIP: always leave home the day before as you get on ship earlier and can enjoy the day. Almost adds a full day to your cruise.

After dinner, my husband watched Monday Night Football on the giant outdoor screen under the stars while I strolled the shops and went to the Welcome Show.

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