Published: October 2nd 2008October 2nd 2008
Nicole and I in our uniforms for Monte Carlo Night promotion.
This week started with a knock on the door at 9am the morning of disembarkation/embarkation day. We were told that we would have to move cabins. We were still being put in pax cabins, but we had to move across hallways, and to the opposite end of the ship. The rooms are very similar but we joke that we’re now in the ghetto, as there’s tape covering holes, loud rumbling noises, and dirty pillows. We also miss our old room stewards, as those guys took great care of us and become our friends. We learned just how spoiled we were by them.
Our trip back to Bermuda wasn’t too bad this week. We thought we were in for some pretty rough seas and storms, with Hurricaine Kyle passing through. We did take a detour, which delayed us a couple hours, but it wasn’t as bad as last week. The ocean was still a little choppy from the storm, so it was a little rocky and passengers were sea sick, but it was nothing compared to the last rough night we had. Although, maybe I’m just used to it now?
This week’s cruise has 60 kids so there are always
Steph, Katelyn, and I
kids in the centre. Steph, Katelyn, and I are on 2-5s. It’s been a lot of fun doing Jungle Safari, searching for Dora’s stars around the 5th deck, teddy bear’s picnic, pirates, taking them for dinner, and silly songs and games. Some of the kids are ADORABLE! There’s a 3 year old boy named Isaac, who is my buddy this week. He runs up to hug and kiss me and says, “I love you Jazzy.” SO CUTE!
Steph, Nicole, Katelyn, and I were able to get off and head to the beach our first day in port. We wanted to get to St. David’s beach but we missed the bus by about 2 minutes and would have had to wait another hour for the next one. Taxis were too pricey, so we just went back to Tobacco Bay Beach instead. Tuesday we had a ship to shore drill (bomb threat drill) for all the staff, so by the time that was done, it was too late to go very far, before we had to work again. We lay out on the sundeck of the ship instead. Wednesday, the 3 of us girls had training in the morning but then
The towel monkey that Nicole and Steph found in their room one day
got off ship to have amazing pizza at a nearby restaurant and then I had to be back on the ship to be on pager duty for the day. I had every intention of laying out for more sun, but it was windy and stormy so I stayed in my room watching the Sex and the City movie and Dawson’s Creek episodes instead.
Steph, Nicole, and I have a new nickname around the ship. A couple different crew members have said it now, so we figure it’s spreading. They call us “Charlie’s Angels”. hahaha. It’s fun. They’re great girls, and I’m glad they’re here for the same amount of time as I am. They’ll be my constants, as ship life is the opposite; people are always coming and going, as contracts start and finish every weekend.
We continue to make lots of new friends with other crew members. There are a lot of crew from Columbia and Peru, who all seem to be amused with my crappy Spanish and have commented on my latin dancing. It’s fun. I even have gotten the girls out with me a couple times. We danced at Latin night (every Monday night in
This is where we are guided through, into the harbour of St. George's Bermuda
the crew bar), as well as at the crew party on Tuesday night, which then continued to a bar/restaurant in Bermuda. We’re having a ton of fun.
Oh! I may get to perform on the ship afterall! There’s a “crew show” that is an afternoon show, once a week, that crew members perform in for all the passengers. I watched it last week when I was on teens, and went with them. There were only about 5 acts in it. I asked about performing in it and found out that not only are they looking for crew acts, but they also pay you $20/week to do it! I’m totally in. I’m just trying to figure out what it is that I should do. Anyways, I’m looking into my options. I’m excited!
Next week we’re off to Canada and New England - we’re hoping our tans hold up until we’re in the Caribbean in November!
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