Miami, Florida. Day one. Got to the boat and checked into the stateroom at around 1:00 p.m. Since I knew that the boat would eventually be very crowded I took advantage of the fact that I got there early to walk around the ship and take pictures before the majority of the passengers got on board.

The stateroom I got was towards the front of the ship on the port side and I was very glad that I ended up getting a stateroom with its own private balcony. I spent many an hour enjoying the ocean and the solitude reading the time away and listening to music. It was extremely relaxing.