Planes and Cruise Liners

Planes and cruise LinersAs a child growing up in the Caribbean, I was always fascinated by planes and cruise liners. On Wednesday afternoons I used to go to the port of Pointe-à-Pitre. My uncle was a custom officer nearby.  Whenever possible, I would sit in his office and watch the passengers toing and froing.

Sometimes I pretended to carry the bags for a group of Gwo-Ka dancers.  As a result I was able to board the ships.

 Planes and Cruise Liners: The stars

Planes and cruise LinersFor the rich and famous there was Concord and Cunard, and for me at this time I was mesmerised. Planes and Cruise Liners, sky and ocean.

I imagined all the stars of television. Here and there, they all were, dancing, singing, eating and walking along the promenades. Amid all this, I dreamt of my future cruise on Cunard. I promised myself that I would fly Concord to my Cunard cruise.

Surprisingly! After years in the travel industry I have now travelled the world, visiting many Cruise Liners, unfortunately Concord is no more.

Now the Queen Mary 2 (QM2): Dream has come true.

Planes and Cruise-LinersSurprise! Today the dream of QM2 came true. Even though in a short cruise to Hamburg. Nevertheless the experience was just as I had imagined it to be.  The smoothest check in at Southampton and we were off.

Just as I imagined the ship was decorated with pictures of all the mega-stars that had cruised on board QM2-

Time at sea with all food and entertainment needed to relax and rejuvenate was therefore an amazing moment.

Planes and Cruise Liner : the Art

Planes and Cruise-LinersMy main highlight was the lecture surprisingly on L.S Lowry. I discovered an artist whose drawings looked like matchsticks men but there is more to him than matchsticks men.
On the contrary there was a sense of achievement against all odds.
QM2 contains an extensive art collection portraying mature and upcoming artists.

 

 

Planes and Cruise-LinersMy journey from Southampton to Hamburg was luxury. It definitely provided moments to create a moment.

The cruise on board QM2 was my dream encapsulating my hope for a future sailing again on board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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