October 24, 2016:
Well, yesterday didn’t go exactly according to plan. We boarded our ship, the Navigator (by Regent), shortly after noon, only to learn that because of projected huge storms around our first port of call, Funchal, Madeira, the captain had cancelled that port stop. Instead. we spent last night still docked in Lisbon, and we will sail directly to Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands.
We put our gear away in our very spacious quarters, and set off to explore the ship. We have just shy of 500 passengers aboard, and the ship was newly refurbished just in July. It really is a lovely ship, and I think we’ll be very happy aboard the next few weeks.
This morning, we rose to beautiful, clear skies, and the ship’s excursion crew quickly put together some options for the morning in Lisbon. However, we chose to stay onboard and explore our new home (and edit photos and write in the blog).
But now, as dark clouds have closed in again, I have to get this posted and hurry upstairs for the sail away. We’ll talk to you again in a couple of days!