Haifa.

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Blue skies in Israel.

Today we are in Haifa, Israel. We left Piraeus on the 4th December with our very first guests, spent the 5th at Aghios Nikolaus in Crete, 6th was a sea day and now here today.

Team trivia has started, we enjoyed our very first formal dinner and life onboard Seabourn Encore settles into the routine befitting a Seabourn sister. All is well.

Work routines are being sorted in all departments.

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Staff Captain Kreso and Bosun Lauro setting the work for the day.

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Executive Housekeeper Carmela joins the carpenters doing checks of the ships joinery.


I am rather glad to put the chilly autumnal days of the north Adriatic behind me as we steam the first miles heading to the Land of the Long White cloud. New Zealand. My home. There is so much to do between now and then including the festivities in Singapore so we will take this blog step by step and I hope to share some of our experiences along the way. A few tempting glimpses of the finished ship will come in due course although I am in no doubt that by now the present guests are beaming such images worldwide already by various means of transmission to homes and websites. Never the less I hope to contribute some of my own from a rather different perspective.

So come along and join Seabourn Encore from the comfort of your armchairs where ever you may be. There is room for you all!

Cheers

Mark

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Docked in Haifa.



Mark Dexter 2015