Thursday, May 22, 2014

On Board Balmoral.

The more than adequate cabin.  At this end was a four door wardrobe with drawers and a safe and a shower room on the left of the photo  Should have tidied it first..

 We had a reassuring life boat drill the first morning.

 Bit of a popple which was my alibi for walking sideways into a rather gorgeous crew member.
 The Phillipino crew were delightful and could remember your name (Patricia) and favourite tipple.
Ashley  the entertainments director hosted great shows and did an incredible splits.  He told me he used to be a dancer.


Exile on Pain Street said...

I'm glad you didn't tidy-up your room. It looks lived in. Warmer.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

It all looks so lovely, my dear...Your Room, and Everything! A very pretty Ship! I hope the food was good, too!

Anonymous said...

Looks lovely, Pat. Especially the waitress!!

Mage said...

Oh, it looks like so much fun.

maurcheen said...

You just have to take me next time, Mrs.M will never take a cruise. :(
Welcome home. :)


LL Cool Joe said...

Wow the room is much bigger than I expected it to be. Looks like you had fun! The water look at little choppy in one shot!

angryparsnip said...

Oh My Goodness... The ship and ocean look lovely.

cheers, parsnip

Guyana-Gyal said...

Niiiiice. Did you dance? Sing? Lie on the deck and read books like they do in the movies? With a huge hat and sun-glasses? I bet the staff loved you.

Pat said...

Exile: old habits die hard so I tidied twice a day before the maid arrived. I do miss the chocolate on my pillow at bedtime.

Naomi: the food was excellent and they made it a pleasure to eat healthily. I haven't put on an ounce.

Maurcheen: Alastair was exactly the same. I did try to persuade him.

Joey: my step daughter helped me to choose my cabin and she did well.
We had half a day of bumpy weather when I found myself walking sideways. All good fun. I don't get sea sick but have to avoid people who are looking queasy or talking about how they feel.

Parsnip: they didn't disappoint :)

GG: I'm a big disappointment so no, no, no. The staff were very affectionate.

Granny Annie said...

Ron and I considered a cruise but, even after a life aboard ships in the Navy, he feared water because he could not swim. (How he got in the Navy without being able to swim is quite another tale.) However he was a well trained fireman. Therefore we always knew if we got in trouble on the water, I, an experienced swimmer, would save us and if we were ever caught in a fire, he would save us:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

As long as you had a wonderful time, peaceful, happy, that's what matters. I'd be the lazy one, sitting, chatting with people, gazing at the sea, dreaming.

Anonymous said...

It looks fantastic Pat, hubby fancy's a cruise but I have never been too sure about the idea. Who knows you may change my mind.


Pat said...

Granny Annie: no way could I swim in deep water - your life jacket olds you up. It's important to cruise with a reputable company and mine was.

GG: you should have been there:)

Helen: Alastair and I felt it wasn't for us but as an older woman - alone it was just right.

Ms Scarlet said...

This brings back memories! The crew on the Canberra were wonderful... as soon as our glasses were empty they were there filling them up again!
I am just catching up with my blogging.

Pat said...

Scarlet: I 'd love to hear your cruising experiences.