After checking-out (gladly) from Bellini, we walked to Piazalle Roma to catch the free shuttle to our ship, Splendour of the Seas. The shuttle service was quick, and once we were at the Stazione Marittima, the check-in went smoothly. The welcome crew of our cruise ship were there smiling and directing us where we ought to go. Checking-in to a cruise ship is the same as checking-in to an airport - ID checks, confirmation number, and security check. Since we checked in really early, we had time to walk around and explore the ship.
Looking down at the ship's main lobby.
Boats docked at the terminal.
Heated pool at the Solarium.
The pool which we never used.
The other cruise ship owned by MSC.
Another ship waiting to be filled.
Fun on board.
This is the main lobby, which serves as the center of activities from singing, dancing to contests.
Home while at sea.
Tour tickets and the Cruise Compass newsletter which is published daily during the duration of the cruise.
And so we set sail to sea and the adventure begins.