We had another nice day at sea despite near gale force winds….. Spent the day with friends poolside. We continue to run into old friends who are onboard. This World Voyage seems to me as though there are a lot more first timers than usual. I could be wrong but it sure looks that way. We had the Captain’s Welcome reception in the Queen’s Lounge this evening. It was a fun event and nice to see the key staff introduced. Dinner tonight for our first formal night was great. Julie, the HR Manager onboard was the hostess for our table. It was a wonderful evening….