After one early morning flight from Boston to Halifax, an expensive cab ride to the port, five security check points and one incredibly awkward pat down, I have made it to the ship.
The ship itself is the most astonishing part. It is a 28,000-ton ocean liner with many amenities. The big blue and white cruise ship is laced with a string of multi-colored flags that reach from one end of the boat to the other. Florescent orange lifeboats adorn the port and starboard side while a rather simple pool sits water less on the deck. And for the casual or experienced basketball player there is a netted section to practice shooting hoops.
Inside, there is a whole other world of meeting rooms, dining halls, offices, cabins, a spa, and hundreds of passengers anticipating the moment the horn signals us Bon Voyage.
In less than five hours we will be setting sail for Cadiz Spain. Oh how I hope they have some beautiful shoes waiting for me.