Posted September 24th, 2004, 08:12 PM
[quote=nerak]Sorry to hear the weather is so bad, as Alaska is beautiful. I am still envious though that you are on a cruise and I am not.
We love the Serenade
and the crew (2 sailings this year.) I am curious though....have you met any of these people working on board: Hannah, greeter at the Windjammer; Mark in jewelry; Sinead at the pursers desk; Riza,
We,ve met Sinead (she's Irish as well), and Hannah the greeter is probably one of the most cheerful people I have ever met. Her good humour is infectious.
Haven't come across any of the other people, and Jorge must be on a day off from Deck 12...he wasn't on duty earlier.
Just sailed out of Ketchikan. There was an interesting aside as we watched the gangplank taken up. One of the crew had not rejoined the ship, so they handed his passport to the RCL shore representative and sailed away. I would not like to be in that guys shoes.He'll have to hitch a ride on the Statendam, which has been following us around all week...
Heading for Misty Fjords now, which given the weather should have no problem living up to its name, although it has brightened up considerably.
The usual stampede for Bingo has just started, and the art auction is going on at the moment, although the crowd is pretty small. I think folks are just 'shopped out' at this stage, although when the 50% stuff goes on sale in the sshops tomorrow there 'll be more stampedes.
Anyone ever take a guestimate what RCL take in over each of these cruises from shipboard sales, Its got to be a huge amount....
Talking of which , its time to bite the bullet and check the Seapass account.....OUCH!!!