Met some nice new friends from Tennessee, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Hope to keep in touch with them! Our “vessel” the Coral Princess accommodates 50 passengers, but it was half-full with 23. We were also lucky to have four other young adults, near Erin’s age: the Tennesee family had their two sons, one friend and a fiancé with them. The Swiss couple Franz and Marianne live just a few minutes from Villars sur Ollon, where I skated for two summers in the 70s. They were both pilots and avid hikers, had hiked Kilamanjaro. All the passengers were very congenial. It was also interesting to hear the different places where people had traveled: African safaris and such. Fiona, the Australian travel writer knew Susan, the travel writer from Melbourne who we met at Uluru.