|View of our stateroom from the hallway|
|View of our stateroom from the outside balcony - notice the towel animal on the couch|
We had known we would be sailing past Somalia with its pirate activity, but weren't really too worried. The ship is big enough and moves fast enough, that we didn't think pirates would be a problem. I had not expected that we would have a pirate drill to learn what to do in case of pirates. And, from dusk to dawn as we sailed through the Gulf of Aden, the outside decks were closed, and everyone with exterior rooms had to keep their curtains drawn so that the special lookouts that were posted around the ship could see better in the dark.