To reach the ship in Venice necessitated the usual flight to Madrid, as in American Football, all action must pass first to the Quarterback and then on into the real area of play, so it seems with Iberia, you must get first to Madrid, kill a few hours and then take the real flight to your destination. I was booked with extra leg-room throughout and arrived in Venice in pretty good spirits. A taxi van was allocated to me and two other passenger/guest for the ship and my transfer from Casa Sin Nombre to Cabin 6038 was effected without any pain whatsoever. I took a brief walk, but in anticipation of being required for the ‘Introduction Show’ I spent my time around the ship. As it happened I was ‘not required’ for the Intro Show.