Friday, May 30, 2008

And Away We Go!

Crown Princess Deck Log
Crown Princess made her final approach to Copenhagen. After 2713.6 nautical miles traveled and seven countries visited, she was quietly alongside on her berth.

Wake up call - 4:30 a.m.
Buffet breakfast, then meet at Club Fusion before 6 a.m. to be escorted to bus.
We were on board the bus and on our way at 6:15 a.m. We first picked out our bags from the Princess luggage tent, and then checked bags and listed at the Lufthansa desk.
We found our bags!

Copenhagen Airport - the line to check in with Lufthansa:

Dick is ready to check in and get rid of the bags:

Copenhagen Airport:

Lines and more lines:

Our plane to Frankfurt:

The Copenhagen Airport didn't have our flight on the monitor yet, because our flight was scheduled for 10:15 a.m. It was hurry up and wait all over again.

We flew Lufthansa from Copenhagen to Frankfurt where we had another significant wait.

Then Lufthansa again from Frankfurt to Toronto, where we collected our bags to go through US customs before boarding Air Canada to Detroit. Two things are memorable at this stage - 1. Why did we need to collect our bags in Toronto? Nobody even glanced at them as we pushed the cart through customs, and 2. Air Canada to Detroit is on an FLPJ (Funny Little Prop Job). None of us have been on a plane that small in years. It held 33-37 passengers.

Arrived in Detroit, got a great wheelchair man who took over, helped all of us get our bags, and procured a nice big van to take us to Sniders. Hooray!

Pizza at Sniders, and then to bed. Bye bye Scandinavia. We'll have sweet dreams always.