today’s post is brought to you with a bit of a sense of humor and a recognition that life doesn’t always match the ideal of equality.
This is Sea Day 1 on my (what is this now? About my 25th shipboard transatlantic excursion?) latest transatlantic cruise. The ship is the Star Legend, part of the Windstar line. In a previous existence, the ship apparently was in the Regency fleet. Or something like that. Anyway, as we were hanging out in the port waiting for our turn to board, one of my fellow passengers looked around and said “Well, this looks like another OWLS cruise.”
Yes, Old White Leisure Sailors.
And it is true. Similar to last December’s crossing – almost all of the passengers fall into the over 60 crowd and there is an amazing lack of diversity among the passenger. Yes, there are those who are not US; there are a Canadian or three, at least two Belgium couples, and a smattering of other EU countries of origin. But as a whole – vanilla.
The crew is primarily Indonesian and Philippine. I have the same cabin crew as last fall, the same lovely woman is serving lattes in the Deck 8 Yacht Club.
We departed on time; the passenger count is around 105 which puts it slightly under last December’s crossing. There are a few other passengers I recognize. After watching a lovely sunset I headed for the dining room.
Today, I mostly caught up on sleep…Not unexpectedly – the internet is glacial and if I want to add in photos – I am going to have to do it at night..