looks at life for women of a certain age. Observations and wry stories that might ring bells with some.
Monday, 23 February 2015
Re-vamped Cabins - Giggle!
Getting used to the room
Photographing the guys in the mirror
Me and my Doppelganger dressed for the gala evening
We have been somewhat spoilt on our last three cruises (The Med. and Norway) as we went with Royal Caribbean - a hard act to follow. This time only MSC Cruises do the route from South Africa up to Mozambique and Madagascar. This worthy Italian-owned family business with 12 ships is not too shabby either, having vastly upgraded their facilities since we first went with them circa 1992 and were directed to what I thought were the crew's quarters - as we slept in an inside cabin in bunks, one of which was broken and one had to cling to the side to stop falling out. Apparently, that boat was scrapped in 2005. As you can see, the cabins are now very nice although we were somewhat taken aback by the almost wall-to-wall mirrors. Yes we all know mirrors make the place look bigger but they can be rather intimidating when you take your clothes off. Luckily, at our age, we could laugh at the images we saw - no doubt the honeymoon couples made better use of them. I loved the blue. I just found that if you have an active imagination, no matter how hard I tried with my eyes closed, I had constant images in my head of at least four other people ogling us from all sides with some not-very-elegant views in their headlights. Needless to say, hubby claimed that he could ignore them. This ship is named the MSC Opera. All the floors were named after my favourite operas and each floor's cabin's decor was a different color. We had a balcony which we made full use of.