It’s starting and so far, it’s beyond anything we imagined. After getting checked in and a nap, we started the evening with a reception followed by a spectacular dinner. We started meeting people immediately and found everyone very welcoming. One thing we noticed in the first 5 minutes was that most of these people knew each other and as the evening went on and we met more people on the cruise and the Silver Sea staff, it’s because most of these people have been doing this for years and know each other from previous cruises. When I say most, it’s because during the opening statement they mentioned there were 55 “new” people cruising, that left about 310 repeaters!