Dave - In just a few short hours you will be departing on a whole new, most grand adventure on the Equinox!! WE are all counting on you to do one heck of a job of high quality cruise journalism to feed us the real experience thru your eyes! Make sure you go to Southampton for the Celebrity Equinox and not to Stonehenge to celebrate the equinox (As I have cautioned you earlier) So Check your tickets, and pack your passport with them and ...hurry back with the cruise tale!!! Go safely and return in great spirits ... and may the winds and the seas be gentle!!
Thanks Billy. I fly out of Huntsville on Monday afternoon and arrive at Gatwick on Tuesday morning. We have the afternoon off and then a press supper in London that evening. The following morning (July 29) we board buses and head to Southampton for the naming ceremony and 2-night preview cruise. We leave the ship on July 31, with a tour of Stonehenge and other sites as we head back to London for a final hotel night right in the middle of Westminster. I then fly home at noon on August 1. That will be the killer...leaving Heathrow at noon and arriving at Dulles at 3pm local time. Then I still have the flight home to HSV. I never had problems with jet lag during my military years but then I was a youngster back then.