Our pre-conference activities were based out of the Marriott Renaissance Hotel Cruise Port which was walking distance to the water taxi.
Following the water taxi tour, we had time to freshen up and then had a welcome cocktail party which was hosted by Crystal Cruises.
Several of us went to dinner at Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill which was just across from the hotel. Despite having tables empty, we had to wait to be seated. The food was fantastic, but we weren't crazy about the wait since we were hungry after traveling earlier that day.
Our day had actually begun at 4:00 AM so we were really starting to drag. Following dinner, we went back to our hotel room and went to bed.
We had prearranged transfers from the hotel to the pier, so after some breakfast, we boarded a shuttle to the port.
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