Sonny, the b2b procedure went just as you said. In fact, the hostess said it went even smoother than usual.
It was such fun NOT to pack suitcases on that first Friday night when everyone else was busy packing. But the nicest part was on Saturday when there were only about 40 of us on the whole ship! All the others had left and the new group hadn't arrived. Don and I sat at the back of the ship and relaxed in peace and quiet. Very nice!
We had the best stateroom attendant ever and were glad to enjoy his company for two weeks.
It was just a neat experience!