Sunday, September 6, 2009
Yesterday morning, the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Explorer of the Seas (3,114 passengers) dwarfed vessels around it, as it made its way up the harbor to the International Marine Terminal. We were up early and on the Eastern Prom by 7 AM(a Saturday? Don't ask!). It slowly crept in through the distant sea fog and docked at about 8:45. We left the truck at the Prom, walked down one of the Portland Trails walkways to the jogging and bike path below and made our way to the Terminal. It was a beautiful morning, and the ship looked majestic against the early, blue-slate sky. Why see this ship? Five summers ago, we sailed the Caribbean aboard the Explorer's sister ship the Voyager of the Seas. What a wonderful time we had. GREAT memories!