I had packed a nice bag full of his favorite toys to bring with us on the trip. I stuck the bag in my husband's suitcase the night before. When our luggage arrived in the room that afternoon the bag was missing. My husband claims he never saw the bag. I don't know how he didn't- it's neon green and blue!!! When we got home on Sunday morning it was sitting there at the foot of the bed...
Another issue I was worried about was that all of our luggage had been delivered other than my son's pack n play. I was getting nervous. I was afraid it may have gotten lost. I notified the cabin steward that we were waiting on the travel crib and he said that if he did not see one by the time he was to turn down our cabin that he would get one of the ship cribs set up for us
This sounds pretty sad, but I somehow missed sail away. I always like to sit on deck or the balcony on the few times we have had one. Thinking back I cannot recall where I was or what I was doing during this time.
So we headed off to dinner. I was a bit excited because they had announced the dining changes were going to be given a test drive on this sailing. I had heard people getting all up in arms over the "no table cloth" thing. I was intrigued to find out more about what would REALLY occur.
There was a massive crowd of people waiting on deck 3 to get in to the dining room. I have never liked the design of Carnival and Princess ships (even some NCL ships) where the dining room is cornered in the back and you have to go up down and all around to get in. I felt like I was stuck in 3rd class of the Titanic while we were waiting. Shoving, yelling, etc. Finally the doors opened and people flooded in. A lot of people got in line to be escorted to their table. I guess I was somewhat rude because I waltzed right in and looked around for our table number. Well, our temporary table that is!
When we sat down a waiter approached us rather abruptly and asked us if we plan to sit there. I explained that we would be there just for one night because they had mixed up our seating arrangement. He didn't seem to get my drift because he said that we cannot change seats. I left it alone rather than stir up anything. He brought us a high chair for my son.
Bread was served in bamboo boxes. Interestingly we had noticed that our table for two was given the same sized box of bread as the tables for 6!