Sunday 24th October 2010
We had booked our luxury 5 star hotel because we would have time to enjoy it. Enjoy it we did. We had a fabulous late/ish breakfast then luxuriated in a leisurely shower. We had to check out by 12 noon so we checked out at the very last minute. We spent the next few hours sitting at the cafe beside the hotel watching the world go by. Lovely.
We had our main meal at 4.30 because we wanted to be at the ship by 6pm.
None of us has been on a cruise before so we were all excited. It's fantastic. Given the cost we thought the cabins would be tiny but they're not and the en suite is as big as many you get in hotels.
Our cabins are next door to each other and we have been able to open the partition between the balconies. Contact sorted. We sat on our balconies enjoying pre-departure drinks watching the light show of the high buildings in Chong Qing.
We could get used to this life!