I was there to provide speechwriting support to the top executives at my company as we engage a few thousand new crew members and prepare this amazing new cruise liner for its first passengers.
I didn't spend much time in Bremerhaven proper (luckily I did a year ago when we launched a different ship) but it was nice to drive though town and take in a bit of the city's charming mix of historic and modernist architecture.
Most of my time was spent on the ship working, writing, rewriting and not getting much rest. The best part of the trip? Flying home in business class on Lufthansa with superb cuisine, great wine, naps and the opportunity to see a TV documentary about the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's landmark record, Nevermind. It always comes back around to rock 'n' roll, doesn't it?