Thank you Pat and Patricia for your comments.
Keith went back out on his own before dinner, and the streets were very busy with people walking, on bicycles, watching a show, dining, taking one of several ferries and other boats. The area was truly vibrant.
People were having a good time. Each time the person jumped through the hoop they raised it further from the ground.
Back a the hotel we enjoyed dinner. Afterwards, Keith stopped by the Crystal Hospitality Desk and spoke to a very nice representative. We are not using the Crystal Hotel Program but she had an informational sheet for us. She said the majority of guests were arriving on Sunday.
We enjoyed breakfast in our room.
We enjoyed a nice day today. It is Sunday so many places were closed as it used to be in the United States in our younger years.
Keith went out first as he did yesterday while Anne Marie freshened up. It was cooler which was nice.
The two of us walked for a couple of hours. We ran into a friend Marv who we have sailed with many times and at the hotel we saw friends Carole, Stanley and Linda so it truly is a Crystal reunion.
We enjoyed a leisurely lunch and then a nice afternoon as we look forward with great anticipation to boarding Crystal Serenity tomorrow. Keith started to go on a walk and met a friend from Cruising Leon and his lovely wife and Keith & Leon went out on a walk for about an hour. Leon enjoys playing Paddle Tennis as Keith does.
We wanted to close with some personal thoughts as we get ready to board Crystal Serenity tomorrow.
When the Pandemic hit in 2020 and the Cruise Industry came to a screeching halt, as this went on and the former parent company stopped refunding money within 90 days of cancellation for a moment we wondered would they return. Would those first segments of World Cruise 2020 when we left about ten days before the World Cruise ended be our last time sailing Crystal? Thankfully, not.
When Crystal restarted in 2021, we sailed three different times on Serenity on seven different voyages plus one on Crystal Endeavor. When we left Serenity in November of 2021 we were thinking ahead to our next voyages on Serenity, Symphony, Endeavor and Mozart for 2022. When the World Cruisers boarded in 2022 and the next day it was announced the parent company had gone insolvent and Crystal was ending, we wondered was November the last time we would sail with Crystal again? Thankfully not.
Even before these two items, we realized many years ago due to a loss of Anne Marie's sister at a relatively young age and eventually some health issues closer to home the importance positivity, enjoying the time we have and not putting off those things you can do today to another time. We enjoy each cruise, focus on the things we like, and do our best not to sweat the little things that don’t go our way. After all, we love sailing Crystal and adore the members of team Crystal. When people ask what is your favorite cruise? Answer simple. The one we’re currently on. When people ask what is your favorite cruise ship, Symphony, or Serenity? Answer simple. The one we’re on now.
So as we write this and get ready to board Crystal Serenity all we can say is we are tinkled pink, thrilled to be here, and words cannot adequately describe our happiness.
Anne Marie & Keith
Keith & Anne Marie love traveling by cruise ship and have sailed the equivalent of several years traveling the world.
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