I apologize for missing the first week of classes. My parents took me on a cruise as a surprise and booked it over a year ago before I knew when classes would start. I will meet with friends that i have in your class to help catch me up on anything I've missed. If you have anything else you would really like me to know that you've said in class, then I can meet with you in your office, or you could just email it.
Thank you again, and I will introduce myself in class.