The shuttle came at noon to pick us up to go to Civitavecchia and I met the other passengers with whom I had been corresponding on Cruise Critic. Everyone was reallly nice and excited about the cruise.
We boarded the Norwegian Epic around 1:30 or 2 and the embarkation process was seamless. There were no lines and it was the easiest boarding of a cruise ship I have ever experienced. The ship is gorgeous and I was really excited.
When I got to my studio cabin it was great. There was plenty of room for one person and the space was very efficient. within 20 minutes my bag came and I was unpacked in not time and ready to have lunch and explore the ship. I am very impressed especially with the Living Room, which is a special lounge just for the solo passengers in the studio cabins.
There is a coffee machine there which makes cappuccino 24/7 at not charge. I think I could just stay on this ship and not go anywhere and love it.
After the lifeboat drill there was a Meet and Greet arranged by one of the other passengers who had arranged the shuttle. It was nice meeting some of the other passengers and enjoying a Cosmopolitan in the Bliss Lounge.
I think I like the idea of a break from the internet for awhile. I saw a great show tonight, Legends in Concert and then spent a little time in the casino. Tomorrow is an early day. I am going to Cinque Terre and meeting Angela there in Monterosso. Update to follow.