So nearly at the end of 7 weeks
What have I learnt.
Cruising is seductive because it is so easy. The days slide by from meal to meal with difficult choices being confined to what event/talk to attend and what time to go to the laundry.
However there are elements of a floating retirement village such as the age of most of the passengers.
Author Bill Miller was a speaker on board.
Agatha Christie has been mentioned on this site and there is plenty of scope for a novel on the Queen Victoria.
I have mentioned the positioning of the single ladies for the 6 dance hosts, one lady places her water bottle on the chair in the front row, she always occupies, about 1 hour prior to the start of the dancing. She does get a lot of dances.
Then there is the laundry.
Chocolate for Easter
Queen Victoria is a community of about 3000 people, about 2000 passengers and 1000 crew. About the same size as my village of Blackheath.
Here the ethic mix is far more diverse than Blackheath, passengers about 700 from the US, 400 or so from the UK, 200 or so from Australia and fewer from Canada, Germany, and many other countries.
Monument to the Bounty in Papeete
Anyone who reads this blog knows that I have a thing about journeys and I do get caught up into the history of these routes.
This has happened again in a way I did not expect. When I was planning this trip I was reluctant to say how I was going to the UK. I felt uncomfortable about the self indulgent 7 weeks. The first few days I wondered what I had done, 7 weeks but now that has changed.