THE PRESIDENT'S COUNTDOWN: 1 Day to Marina's Maiden Voyage!
The past 10 days have certainly flown by, and today we find ourselves just 1 day away from Marina's Maiden Voyage. It has been such an amazing experience watching all of Marina's details come together over the past couple weeks, and now I am just so eager to see our guests onboard experiencing Marina for themselves. After all, we built her for you!
Yesterday we made it all official. All of the i's have been dotted and the t's have been crossed. Pictured above are Robin Lindsay, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations; Frank Del Rio, Chairman and CEO; myself; and Captain Flokos at the flag raising ceremony. Below Robin and Mario LeBouef, Director of the Sestri Ponente shipyard, sign the final papers to take official ownership of Marina, and Frank raises a toast to Marina's success and all of her future guests.
The staff and crew are likewise ready to welcome our guests onboard. They, too, have spent many hours preparing for this momentous occasion and are eager to do what they love - provide impeccable service to our wonderful guests. Below are are our esteemed Butlers, each of them trained in the absolute highest standards of personal service so that they can anticipate every wish of the guests in our suites.
I also have many more photos to share, but time is short today, so I will leave you with one I find most impressive, the Ultimate Chef's Table, the centerpiece of Privée.
I have seen some other requests here on the blog for certain photos and menus, and I will certainly share those with you as soon as possible. It seems everywhere I turn on Marina I see a thing of beauty, so there will be many more images to share with you as the Maiden Voyage sets sail. Thank you again to all of our loyal guests and followers of the blog, and check back tomorrow for updates as we arrive in Barcelona!