[This post is made possible by omy.sg]
Yes, that’s it. Almost. Unfortunately by the time I got there, our sexy blogger was already slipping into her very convenient tunic dress so didn’t manage to snap any pictures.
Next time maybe. LOL.
Anyways, you must be wondering what I was doing in the vicinity of a sexy blogger. Why, that’s coz I was invited for a half day tour on board the Legend of the Seas courtesy of Royal Caribbean International and omy.sg on Monday (22 November)! =D
It was quite an exciting thing coz I…ahem…have never been on a cruise ship before. But that’s beside the point! Now I can tell everyone I’ve been on one! Ahem, despite the fact the ship didn’t take me for a ride. =x malc even wants me to sing this song while I was on board:
I think he’s trying to get me on Stomp or something [an online portal where people can post anything, especially scandalous ones]. =.=
Okie, so a little background on the ship I went to. Legend of the Seas is part of a fleet of ships under Royal Caribbean International, which are divided into six classes namely the Oasis, Freedom, Voyager, Radiance, Vision and Sovereign. Legend of the Seas is under the Vision Class. It’s considered one of the smaller ships coz it can only carry up to 2076 passengers but then again, the Singapore Cruise Centre Harbour is not exactly very big, so ya. =x
Our very warm guide, Caroline, told us that if we want to take one of the larger ships, we gotta fly to another country to take the ship from there. It’s like so, wah, atas. =x If you ever become a tai-tai or a jet-setting power gal, you can try out the more luxurious ones under Royal Caribbean. Oh and because there is no limit to the amount of luggage you can carry on (if I remember correctly), Caroline said that it actually makes more sense to hop on board a ship, sail to shopping paradises like Hong Kong, shop like there’s no tomorrow and cruise back with all your loot! It’s like so radical, right? Man, shopping crazies had better take note. =3
So on Monday, I set out bright and early for HarbourFront. It took me two whole hours just to get there but luckily the group of 40 bloggers hadn’t set out yet.
According to our schedule, we were supposed to have cleared customs and boarded the ship for our opening speech by 10.45am but we ended up boarding the ship only after 11am. =x
As we were passing through the customs, the officer checking my ticket asked me what we were doing curiously. Maybe he thought we were a group of reporters or something. LOL. Well, in a way we are. So I told him that we going on board the ship for a half day tour. Then we proceeded to the waiting area where we, well, proceeded to wait for forever. =x
We were divided into 4 groups and I was put into the same group as Muiee, a fellow blogger. =D Apparently she does quite a bit of travel writing, most of which focuses on Japan and all her intricacies. Luckily she was there to tell me interesting tidbits about Japan while we waited or I’ll be really bored to death. Security was so tight that Groups 3 and 4 were left waiting for more than 15 minutes while the other two groups were allowed in first. In the end, this tall and menacing security guy took over and waved us through after he got our guides to collect our identification cards. Of course, we all had to wear this sticker on our sleeves to show that we were temporary guests on board the ship.
It’s like whew! Finally, we’re on board the ship! Then I spotted this tall and handsome (maybe a bulkier type of Legolas) angmoh guy standing near the entrance of the ship. I would have requested to take a photo had we not in a dreadful hurry. T.T That’s the beauty of working on a cruise ship. You get to meet all kinds of people from all over the world! Anyways, we were hustled into the Anchors Aweigh Lounge where we were given a briefing by our Royal Caribbean guides and omy representatives (hello Janet and Alvin!).
We were introduced to our respective guides and our half day (actually less than half by then…lol) tour began. Will be posting some nice pictures just to tantalise you guys. Muahaha. If you want to see more, go book a cruise on Royal Cruise! =x
And last but not least…
Yup, so our free atas meal was the conclusion to the half day tour on board the Legend of the Seas. =3 It was quite an eye-opener to walk about the ship, although things were a tad small for me. HAHA. But imagine what it’ll be like on board a BIGGER ship. =x
Do I stand a chance with my witty captions of atas-ness? LOL. Anyways, thanks omy for inviting me along! =3
Over and out before I hit the iceberg of deadlines for this blog entry. XDDD