Each and every one of us has aspects of a cruise experience that we never get tired of. It could be the fact you wake up in an entirely new destination each morning or the fact you can eat around the clock and not have to cook any of it yourself. There are many reasons and today I wanted to share with you some of my cruise moments that never get old.
I think my favourite moment is leaving the port. It matters not which port but I never tire of the moment when the engines are fired up and you can feel the thrusters working hard to push you away from your berth. The noise of the water below being churned and the skyline slowly starting to change as she turns away ready to start her journey to the next port of call. It’s always made better if the captain sounds the horn too, we all love a good and LOUD blast of the horn, not necessarily whilst standing beneath the funnel but hey, beggars can’t be choosers.
It may sound strange but I also enjoy the first day of heat and sun!. You open the door to head out onto one of the open decks and the heat almost suffocates you. Being British and not having a “regular” summer here every year makes you appreciate having your throat burned as you take a breath. As soon as the sun is out so are semi-naked British people, it is like an un-written law, we must soak up every last drop of sun as it is precious.
What about moving from one bed to another? No, I don’t mean squatting in someone else’s cabin I mean being able to vacate your night time bed in the morning and then re-locate to your day-time bed outside on the open deck a.k.a. a sun bed. It has to be one of the only places on earth where it is acceptable to lie resting all night and to then lie resting all day. It is absolute heaven and I know I will never get bored of this, I am sure you lazy lot oh I mean relaxing lot won’t either! 😉
The more I sit thinking the more this blog could end up being a fully published 200 page book but if you too are a cruise-a-holic like myself I know you can relate and I also know you know exactly what else I am thinking of.
What are your favourite cruise experiences?