Yesterday, we received luggage tags from Crystal with a cover letter from Cristina Levis - CEO, Crystal Cruises & Abercrombie & Kent.
We also received a call from the Hotel in France asking if there is anything special we need. This was quite unexpected and very nice.
We've been waiting for tomorrow to begin for quite sometime.
We are excited to begin a new travel adventure.
Our bags are packed other than a few last minute items to add. We are ready to go. We can't wait.
We love to travel and are fortunate to have traveled all over the world visiting 300+ ports-of-call by cruise ship and additional countries, cities, towns and villages on land.
There are many places we enjoy visiting and Europe is a region we enjoy immensely between its beauty, history, people, cuisine, and because there is so much to do.
We want to thank the many people who have helped us prepare for this adventure.
This includes our Travel Specialist, Gerri, her very capable assistant Gabby, and the management team at the agency.
There are many people and organizations to thank at Crystal including members of on-board guest services, documentation, land programs, reservations, and sales, marketing and public relations. We also thank members of the crew from Crystal Serenity.
We will do our best to blog each day but if we miss a day it is most likely due to internet challenges or we are so busy having a great time, we were unable to blog.
There are many things we love about travel by cruise vessel and being at sea. Former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy said: "I really don't know what is that all of us are committed to the sea, except I think in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and the ships change, it's because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back whence we came.
September 14, 1962
We close by thanking those of you for your very nice comments and most recently this includes Andrea and Carol.
We look forward to making new memories which will last a lifetime.
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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