Friday, 1 May 2015

Off To a Great Start!

The sun greeted us upon arrival in Dover yesterday afternoon. The weather and the impressive sight of the famous white cliffs made us feel more than welcome.
We docked the harbour in the afternoon and opened the boarding gate soon afterwards for passengers to come on the ship. In the meantime, a big crane lifted the panels with the passenger´s suitcases on deck 7 from where they were distributed to the cabins by our crew.
Passengers soon joined their luggage at their cabins to begin with some organizing before heading to our Nunami bistro for a cup of tea. Then it was time for our usual mandatory safety drill outside on both sides of the ship. It was nice for our guests and crew to go back inside as it was very windy, especially on starboard side. During the drill we started sailing out of the harbour towards open sea. 
In the evening, the captain invited everybody to the Observation Lounge for a welcome toast. This was a nice way for our guests to get familiar with the staff and have an introduction to the trip. We are all very much looking forward to arriving in Norway tomorrow.