Hurricane Rina caused havoc this week with numerous cruise ships diverting itineraries in the Western Caribbean as a result.
These constant ‘to the minute’ changes, further highlighted to me the intense level of organisation required by cruise lines on a daily basis.
There is no such thing as ‘winding down for Christmas’ in cruising!
I’m someone who is constantly impressed by the ‘figures’ surrounding cruise ships. The vast amount of food and beverages provisioned for a week long sailing is just mind boggling.
12,300 litres of milk…11,017 kilograms of beef…9,235 dozen eggs…and these figures are just for the 2,450-passenger Celebrity Constellation, imagine the numbers for Allure of the Seas!
Having recently read ‘Cruise Confidential’ by Brian David Bruns, it made me realise not only the level of organisation both onboard and at head office, but also the level of sacrifice that crew members make to ensure our holiday is perfect.
Perhaps this is something we need to keep in mind next time we sail…
Yours in cruising,
Friday, 28 October 2011
Cruise Recap – 28th October 2011
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.A