i'm considering going on the braemar with my elderly mother , she's been on several FO cruises before and loves them , which is why i'm considering going on the braemar with her to the Caribbean , but my major concern is ? ,
i'm rather unconventional middle aged woman with various tattoo's ,
not with green hair or anything that daft , but do have various tattoo's ,
and i'm somewhat concerned that i'm going to feel rather judged or receive bad vibes from various passengers because i don't conform to gender stereo types of womanhood ..
i have been on a couple of cruises before with her on thomson boats ,
to the fjords which i generally enjoyed and a med one that was abit of a nightmare tbh , i found most of the other passengers to be rude and ignorant , and i didn't appreciate the benidorm afloat entertainment ( Racist comedian , pumping supposedly feel good music around the pool , working mens club , annoying holiday camp style announcements over a tannoy ) atmosphere , as a passenger i felt like i was herded around like somekind of dumb animal , and generally couldn't really find anywhere to be comfortable where i could read a book in peace ( thomson destiny ) ..
i guess that makes me sound like a snob , though i'm really not ( more a left wing/creative type ),
another thing that drove me nuts was the usual topic of conversation
at the dinner table with the other passengers , which was usually either the EU or what other cruises people had been on , ok the cruise thing i can understand but this general obsession with the EU i found to be too much ,
the worst / funniest thing was being told by one passenger one day at lunch was " that living under the EU was like living under Adolf Hitler " ,
which was generally the last straw for me ..
anyhow i guess what i'm concerned about , " is the atmosphere on the braemar going to be very stuffy and judgmental ? " ..
i guess i'd also like to know if there's quiet spaces or lounges where i can chill out and read a book without anyone getting in my face ..