To be honest it is a feast. Decorative foods good food. Oriental, Italian, American & Soul foods. Fish, beef, lamb, chicken & Duck. Names I could not pronounce and names I did not want to try to pronounce. The crew was as varied. Skipper was from Sweden, Exec. Chef, from Germany. We met crew members from Jamaica, Guyana, Belize, S. Africa, Bahamas, India and more.
Now is you wanted a snack and did not want to leave the room you could chose from the mini bar. M&M’s, Oreo cookies, and peanuts. They were a measly $6.95 each. Or you could have had a drink, coke for $1.69. Of course everything was there when we left. Why would you pay that much, when the food in the dining area was free (Free as in: INCLUDED IN the price of the cruise) and only a few decks up by elevator?
Had I still been a drinker, I could not, at $6 to $15 a drink, I am just too cheap, or as I figure, smart!
All the waiters did tricks. Balancing silverware and folding napkins to make panties, storks, braziers, swans, etc.
I loved the wood work and the brass work aboard the ship. As I stated in the log I enjoy cleaning heads (toilets), I also love to shine brass. I even like to see shined chrome on faucets, I dislike water spots. (ha!).
There was a theatre aboard that would seat approx 800 to a 1000 (my guess). The lighting is fantastic during the shows.
I enjoyed the privilege of being addressed as Captain while aboard. WE had a very pleasant surprise our pastor Dr. Tatum and his wife, Betty, were also on the cruise. We were even assigned the same table for dinner. It was a pleasant surprise. There was a couple at our table for whom my dad had performed their wedding ceremony, Mike and Brenda Taylor. We knew some folks from our home church in NC would be aboard, but did not know who. So I never said any bad words or acted up on the cruise. I knew my sister would ask Dr. T, as she calls him, how her brother had done. And for fear of being left out of her will, I was very good.
Once down in the Bahamas the weather was balmy. Other than outrageous prices on the things not included in the cruise costs, everything was great. As I have said on this blog, we live simply. The only expenses we had was parking the car ($60) and the tips to the ships personnel ($78). Our cruise price had a $25 credit which meant the tips would be $53.
TEACHER: Randy, how do you spell 'crocodile?'