I am also on this sailing and had the pleasure of dining with John Heald and Kuki last night. What I haven't told our fellow CruiseMates yet is that I was in a pretty serious car accident just about one month ago today. I broke four ribs (including the floating ones right side) had a collapsed lung and a head laceration.
Most of the pain now is just in my ribs, but I still get energy depleted pretty quickly. I am going to bed at 9:00 each night and taking naps. This has stopped me from doing the charity work, etc. sadly. New Orlaens as a city looks pretty good from what I could see however. The French Quarter was as thriving as ever.
Still - the cruise is fun and John is a riot. Lots of talk about his thingy (most of you know what I mean).
I will write more and have pictures when I get back. Take care.