I am writing first about our holidays in the Cruise ship first, since it was the best part in our tour! We had been to a 'Malaysia-Singapore' trip for two weeks, last month...came back on 1st May. We spent the last 3 nights on a Cruise ship, at the fag end of our holidays! I never expected to enjoy so much inside a ship in the middle of the sea...for 3 days and nights! So, my first post about the tour is this part!
I had read about ships in Alistair Mclean's books, which was many years ago. He used to explain the interiors and parts of ships very well. Then, have watched the interiors in some English movies...I think I had never given much importance to remember everything clearly!
This Cruise ship, Star Cruise Gemini/Superstar Gemini had a city inside it...it had everything from shops to recreations to swimming pools! I could have learnt dancing or origami or pizza making also in the ship! But I didn't! All these classes were for free. We watched a magic show by Ernesto from Italy (click the link to watch a part of the show..very interesting!)which was made colourful by the Brazilian salsa dancers!
Now, to the ship!
|The 'Superstar Gemini' cruise ship! A city is inside this ship!|
|The tiny bathroom...hand shower with a curtain, is on the left and wash basin and seat are on the right. But was very convenient. Everything was neat and clean.|
I think 4 swimming pools and two Jacuzzi were there. 2 pools were for small children. A ship staff was always standing there, keeping an eye on the small children. Dress code was there for swimmers. Men had to wear trunks and women full swimming dress. If they didn't bring them, they can purchase from their shops in the ship...one swimming trunk was Rs. 1000/-, our currency!
|This is the beautiful 'Tea corner'. Opposite to this, there were counters selling handbags, artificial jewellery etc.|
|People were sitting here, chatting or playing with children and just simply reading books in the mornings and evenings! It was very hot in daytime! Still, shades were there to sit and enjoy the sea breeze.|
|This is the rear end of the ship! It was very nice to watch water, bending down on the rails!|
|Front side of the ship! All parts of the ship were clean.|
|Mast?! I took this picture when I was waiting for the sunrise.|
|Decks were the most attractive places in the ship!|
I noticed more than 50% passengers were Indians, rest were Chinese mostly, Koreans, Japanese, some Australians and people from other European countries. The Captain was a Finnish, some crews were from Philippines, Germany, China etc. Other staff were mostly Chinese. Everybody was polite and did their job systematically without any flaw.
I think I should stop now. Will post the pictures taken from the ship, in my next post.
Make it a point to go on a ship once at least in your lifetime. The experience is unique!
P.S.: The first picture of the ship is from wikipedia Others were taken by me!
The second part of this post is here!