Since this is a day at sea (second day at sea) while we motor toward the Arctic Circle, I will share a few pictures of the ship. Frankly, it is not exciting. 600 cabins, 9 decks, 200+ meters long. Constructed somewhat like a river ship, all the passenger cabins are on the outside with utilities and crew quarters in the center section. Simple translation? All passengers have windows. Our cabin is considered of lower grade (partially obstructed view) due to one of the life boats being just below our cabin with its roof reaching the lower port hole edge.
This is a very British Cruise. There are perhaps 10 of us aboard who are not UK passport holders. The meals are very English. The dining rooms offers High Tea service in the afternoon. The crew is lovely, friendly. The entertainment, as far as singers, dancers and acts unrelated to their “Music at Sea” program are strictly second string. (or third, or fourth).
There are games and quizzes related to the age and interests of the passengers. I have no clue as to what was on British TV in the 50s and 60s, if that gives you some idea. I think I am the only one in the morning exercise class who can touch their toes…..