A group of us met in the lobby of the hotel for breakfast. Then back to our rooms for baggage and wait for the shuttle. the van was packed with people and luggage. when we got to the dock it was tagging your bags and leaving them. The check in was crazy, with filling out forms and getting in one of the lines. When we were finished checking in, we were handed a ID card(find out later that's all we need for the next 14 days) and head for the ramp.
We got to our room. It was nice, we upgraded to a balcony and glad we did. With no baggage yet we went up on deck and started taking pictures of Miami and the harbor. It was getting dark by the time we were pulling out. Took pictures of Miami Beach from the balcony as we left.