We checked out of the hotel and were driven over to the port. As we saw Crystal Serenity through our own eyes for the first time since November of 2021 we had joys of happiness as smiles came to each of our faces.
Words cannot adequately describe the emotions we experienced as we walked up the gangway to return back home to Crystal Serenity. When we boarded Serenity on July 3 of 2021 for the restart of cruising which had been placed on-hold due to COVID-19, it was an emotional day. Given the uncertainty of Crystal when operations ceased in March of 2022, if you can believe it this was an ever more emotional day. When operations first came to a halt, we thought to ourselves, would we ever step on-board Serenity again or see the beloved crew or so many guests we have come to know so well over the year of sailing with Crystal. Our tears swelled as we were greeted by crew members with the words welcome home. These words ring very true.
For those who wonder Crystal is still Crystal. We will refer to it as Crystal enhanced as there are some new things to enjoy. Most of the crew are back. We enjoyed an embarkation lunch and had our traditional Cobb Salad as we toasted with flutes of champagne. Today is a big celebration as we toasted to the crew, to returning to the cruise line we love and because today is our Wedding Anniversary. We couldn’t have planned it any better.
We are going to end early today but rest assured we will be back tomorrow.
Anne Marie & Keith
Keith & Anne Marie love traveling by cruise ship and have sailed the equivalent of several years traveling the world.
St Peter Port