Doop de doo, checking out stuff for the Boat. Looks like our price level is sold out, as are the next two levels above, which I guess minimizes our chance of an upgrade. I doubt they'll be moving us up to first class. (Would they do domino bumping up? I wonder...) Anyway, we have a sheltered balcony, southward facing on a westbound trip, which is the opposite of POSH, but good for the North Atlantic in May, I guess.
The bed is actually two beds, twins pushed together, which can be pushed apart again (thank you, God). Our room features:
24-hour room service
Bathrobe and slippers
Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate
Satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels
Refrigerator, safe, hair dryer
Daily shipboard newspaper
Half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine
Fruit basket (on request)
220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
I'm looking forward to the satellite teevee. Mom wants to go watch movies in the theatre, and hey -- go nuts. I'll be back in the cabin watching late night shows from Germany. That's some pervy shit.
There is wifi, but it's crazy expensive. There's free internet in the library, but also quite limited. At some point, however, I will need to post a selfie saying "I'M ON A BOAT". Because yes.
Still trying to figure out the liquor arrangements. We can bring a bottle each, either champers or wine. So... Port? A week drinking only Port? Could happen, but it'd still be boring. If I could sneak a mickey of gin on board in addition to that, I'd be much happier. That said, the room service prices are not crazy. Ballpark for these things -- pricey, but standard rates, which become more reasonable out in the mid-Atlantic.
There was an option of buying your Cunard bathrobe for something like $75, but I can't find that now. And it'd be nice, walking around the house in that.
But yeah. Mom has Plans. I need to cool off those Plans. I'm intent on sitting on my ass and not doing a fuck of a lot, other than reading the Richard Burton Diaries (book choice TBD, but it's in the lead). An astronomy class is about my limit. Taking in as much hot tub as a human can handle. My needs are pretty simple -- just luxury, that's all.