Traveling on this line feels much different than the standard, mid-range US/North American focused lines.
There is one announcement per day, at around 1000 by the cruise director followed by the captain with the whole thing taking less than five minutes. With less than 900 passengers the ship feel comfortable but not crowded. There is a more than reasonable amount of lounge space and tea served in the afternoon. On the downside, the lounge that would be the most comfortable also has a smoking section. Inside, so that is off my list of places to hang out.
Considering the travel to get here, I am impressed that I only forgot one small container which I am sure is still sitting on my bed. End result? I have yarn but no knitting needles. OTOH, I will be going through Iceland where knitting is common and yarn can normally be found with notions in the grocery store.
So I will be working on a cross-stitch and, if my afternoon I see like the morning, spending a lot of time explaining what I am doing to a lot of people.