On the ship that is. I have no clue as to what might be out in the ocean depths. Sea Turtles according to Ian at our table were in the Atlantic on the last leg. Also on that leg were 13 members of the under 16 crew – none of whom were really any problem at all.
And there in lies the contrast. There are definitely more youngsters on this voyage which would not be a significant issue if they had responsible adults for parents. Your one year old toddling along swinging between Dad and Grandpa might be cute in your eyes – but not to an entire lounge full of people backed up behind the snail’s paced progress which was impeding the dash to (the feeding trough) dinner.
Then there are the not so quiet shriekers of school age variety (mostly female) dressed in what might be kindly called preteen slut wear or prosti-togs…. I would like to ask the mom’s “What were you thinking” but the stupidity of asking is obvious. Best I keep my opinions to myself.
I shudder to think how many are actually on board, but the numbers feel like legion tempered only by the fact that none are within shouting or food throwing distance of our table. I should be safe unless they invade the fitness center or Solarium. At that point I will turn into a total meenie.
(and there are only 10 under the age of 18 on the ship…..