Sunday, September 22, 2013

We're Off! Cruising on the Celebrity Millennium with Legacy Family Tree

Linda and I have looked forward to our 16 day cruise on the Celebrity Millenium for a long time - we booked it in May 2012 while on the 2012 Legacy Family Tree cruise out of Oslo.

Legacy Family Tree has about 250 persons on this cruise (out of about 2,100 passengers) which will leave San Diego and head for Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and we'll end up in Fort Lauderdale on 7 October.  You can see more information about the cruise at

Today we leave my home town of San Diego on our 16 day adventure, that includes four days of classes with renowned speakers on the cruise, including the Legacy Family Tree team.

The schedule for today includes:

11:30 a.m.  Boarding the ship begins.  Find the stateroom, and go have lunch.

2 p.m.  Meet in the Michael's Club on deck 4 for a casual meet-and=-greet with the Legacy team and pick up your lanyards and backpacks.  

4:30 p.m.  Mandatory muster call.

5 p.m.  The ship departs.  Join the Legacy team for a private cocktail party in the Cosmos Lounge on deck 11.  We have to bring the gift we received when we checked in to get into the Cosmos Lounge.

6 p.m.  Join the Legacy team for dinner in the Metropolitan Restaurant on deck 4.  Legacy has a dedicated area for the group, and they encourage sitting at a different table every night.  

Who knows what happens after dinner.  We'll be well of the coast of Baja California by then, and it will be dark!

One problem with a cruise like this is that we will not be able to access the Internet for (nearly) free while on the ship or probably docked in ports besides San Diego and Fort Lauderdale.  There is usually Internet access on the ship for an exorbitant fee and it is always really s-s-s-l-l-l-l-o-o-o-o-w-w-w-w-w-w.  So I'm probably not going to do that.  I'd rather read their books (they always have a decent library), walk the deck to work the meals off (I'm supposed to have only 500 calories at each meal - good luck with that!), play shuffleboard, play games in the lounge, or even go in the pool.  Oh yeah, converse with genealogists.

So here we go on our next cruise adventure - we have been to Cabo and Puerto, but we haven't been to Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama or Colombia.

Don't worry about Genea-Musings - we'll be having fun and making more family history with a bunch of genealogists!  What could possibly be better than that?  I do have some blog posts scheduled for these two weeks including posts about where we should be and what we might be doing while there.  The Follow-Up Friday, Saturday Night Genealogy Fun and Best of the Genea-Blogs posts will be on hiatus until the week of 7 October.

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1 comment:

John said...

Have a wonderful time Randy! Can we expect to see lots of photos posted when you return to blogging?