Status: Day 1 – docked, Southampton
Notes: My adventure begins! I arrived at the dock-side at the appointed time to find a long queue for check-in. My luggage was whisked away and arrived outside my cabin door in no time at all, but it took me over an hour to get through. That was no problem though, as it involved the usual checking in and security that is seen at airports these days. We sailed on time with a band playing and a firework display. It was lovely.