June 2017 and I have been accepted as a speaker on cruise liners!
This is so exciting! This has long been an ambition of mine. I wonder how long I will have to wait receive my first offer for a cruise; watch this space ….
August 2017: Fred Olsen ‘Black Watch’ – ‘Wonders of the World’ – 2018:
I have already been offered a placement: I have been asked if I could speak on board the Black Watch world cruise in 2018. I am to join the liner at Mumbai in March and sail to Alexander to disembark in April – so exciting!
March to April 2018:
I am back home, having undertaken: Fred Olsen’s ‘Wonders of the World’:
At first I was a little daunted , having never cruised before, and having little idea of quite what to expect. However, I received a great welcome and induction from Elliot – the Cruise Director. Fellow speakers and entertainers were friendly, helpful and very supportive, and I quickly began to relax into my role as Speaker.
My first presentation was the next morning, and I soon settled into the routine. In all, I gave 5 talks; making sure I tailored them to what the passengers would be seeing. As we sailed up the Red Sea and into the Suez Canal, I gave them insights into what they might see on their visit to Cairo; the Cairo Museum and the Pyramids at Giza. They seemed to enjoy the talk, and were very kind in their comments.
And I enjoyed it too: I was made to feel so welcome; had great feedback and support; enjoyed getting to know the passengers and entertainment staff; attended great talks and evening entertainments myself; and ate far too readily of the excellent food in a choice of lovely restaurants. What is there not to like? I look forward to the next offer.
April 2018: On my return from ‘Wonders of the World’ I was delighted to have received an offer to go on further cruises. That is terrific – I look forward to my next cruise; again – watch this space …..