Friday, May 29, 2015

A Cruise Ship

Look where we were headed! Yes, that is the Diamond Princess, and we were in the queue to board her! It had been another long day so far and I was soooooo looking forward to some relaxation! We had cruised before, and we knew from experience that cruises could be as relaxed or as busy as we wanted. We were opting for relaxation mode for the next seven days.

We had taken the time to have a very good breakfast before we left our hotel in Tokyo. This was required because we knew we had some travelling to go through before boarding this beautiful ship. The Princess was departing from Yokohama, and we had been told it was three trains and a good two hours to get there. We went prepared with bottles of water, but the weather was hot, and the water  was all gone by the time we got to the wharf. Then there was the three hour queue getting through customs etc before we even got on board. They did set up a water station, but one small cup of water did not go very far. One lady feinted because of the heat.

It was 2pm by the time we got on board, and my first task after finding our cabin was to find food and drinks. A very helpful cabin staff member helped me out and I soon discovered, just upstairs, the hamburger and pizza bar, right beside a drinks bar. A plate of hot chips and a cold coke went down very well. Not quite the best food for a diet but it was food, and we would find all the healthy options later.

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