Saturday, February 26, 2011

As Rick Might Have Said...

...the little troubles of one cruiser don't add up to a hill of beans compared to the troubles of the world.

We've left Barcelona and are now somewhere in the Mediterranean -- but not on the way to Morocco. Our two stops in Morocco, Casablanca and Agadir, have been cancelled due to "civil unrest." Due to everything else unfolding in North Africa this is not surprising and is certainly a prudent decision. We will have one extra day at sea and an additional stop in the Canary Islands.

Being so close to North Africa I have been glued to BBC and everything that is unfolding in Libya. An alternate port might have been Malta, but the English evacuees from Libya are landing there, so it is not a site for cruise ships. My thoughts and prayers are with all those caught up in the events in Libya.

I am enjoying the ship. Have met some very nice people and am really starting to relax. The weather is lovely and we had the treat of the the Captain's reception this afternoon. Even got to the gym this morning. Tonight we're dining in the Italian restaurant on board -- this is a "free-style" dining ship, with a number of different small dining rooms throughout the ship, and then to the evening show.

Smooth sailing, dear friends!
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