Another Year Ends aboard Independence of the Seas

Aboard Independence of the Seas

Life onboard has been very quiet this month, with an outbreak prevention protocol in place to eliminate any whisper of norovirus onboard.  Therefore the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations were subdued, with traditional offerings available in the staff mess.  Although we had a great Christmas tree and the usual Christmas Eve glogg celebration in our cabin, the mood was a bit gloomy without the usual Norwegian food and trimmings.

The ship did a beautiful job at celebrating, though, and Ole got to drive the zamboni prior to our joining the staff for a carol sing and midnight mass in the theater.  New Year’s Eve found us on the Royal Promenade with at least 3,000 other happy souls while the 10,000 or so champagne-colored balloons dropped from the ceiling.  Hope 2010 holds many good things for all of us!

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