|Pete called from Xiamen and everything is going just fine. We are having a little difficulty getting back into the swing of keeping track of his 12 hour time difference and missed his calls several times before we actually got to hear his voice. The orchestra ended up playing a headliner show with very little notice when it was discovered that the comedian who had been hired to entertain the guests only spoke Mandarin Chinese, rather than Cantonese or English, which are the languages of almost all of the passengers on the ship this time. Apparently things went well, despite the fact that they discovered the problem about an hour before show time! Pete said the headliner performers are engaged by Royal Caribbean staff in Miami who are not always well-informed about the particulars of the ports around the world.