Monday, 16 January 2012

Cruise experience

We've been on this boat for almost a week now and are gradually getting it sorted out. We can find our way around most of the time though the odd dead end sometimes defeats us. Comparisons with other cruise ships are inevitable I suppose and it's amazing how many on here have travelled extensively with both Cunard and other lines. We met a man yesterday who was on his 68 th cruise. For some though it's their first and the whole experience is overwhelming. There are people here from all over the world and some are leaving the ship tomorrow whilst others are going all the way round. This brings on a sort of pecking order which is visibly fostered by Cunard. Those with alot of cruises behind them have special places reserved for them. Parties are organized for various groups and David and have so far been invited to everything but we have no idea why. Compared to many we are the new kids on the block! It is also amazing how people like to grumble. On a boat devoted to giving their passengers a luxury experience people are still grumbling away! The dryness of the toast exercises one man every morning! He says it's more like eating rusks. The tea or coffee gets everybody going. As I don't drink either unless pushed its something I really don't understand. The bottom line here is that you can have anything you want if you ask for it...some people take advantage of this of course but by and large there is no reason for any one to feel they are not getting properly looked after. I am left with the conclusion that people grumble because they enjoy it. It's a great part of their holiday and they need to make the most of it. Now I wonder what the dress code might be for a mid morning cocktail party? - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

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