An Invitation to Dine
What a surprise! It turned into an exceptionally pleasant evening. The other passenger guests were two delightful couples. I think all of us first worried about how things would go, but I sensed the others were as pleasantly surprised as I was that it turned out to be an unusually interesting, fun evening.
This photo was taken by the concierge manager. It also shows why I was wrong about another concern. I'd decided not to pack a sport coat and feared I'd be uncomfortably underdressed. Wrong again. Even in the ship's fanciest restaurant, about half the men were coatless like me.
The cruise was off to a good start. But the best was yet to come.