Port Stop - Vigo, Spain
My first stop! Apparently this place isn’t all that, not much to do etc, but I still had to get off, as it is my first port!
The sea was pretty rough on the way here, so the ship was quite rocky. A lot of swaying!
I had my first formal evening last night. We (the Photog Crew) went around tables taking photos of the passengers. The photos then get printed and go up in the gallery.
We had a bit of a late one last night, didn’t finish work until 12, then we went down to the Crew Bar and had a couple of drinks. It gave me a chance to meet some new people, have a good chinwag and all that.
The hours we have been working have been quite mad. We have been starting at about 9ish, have a few hour breaks. My first night we finished at 10. I think I’m to expect the working hours to vary and long, but it’s all good fun and its a good team.
I feel like I’m fitting into the team quite well, and it’s nice to have Shelley with me, because I don’t feel like I’m going through all this new-ness on my own.
Everything is very cheap on the ship. Tax free, crew discount, it’s great!
My cabin mate is called Lewis. He is one of the Senior Photographers. He is getting off after this cruise. He’s a really nice guy, and he knows everything about cruise life, the ship, the job, so it’s nice to be living with someone who knows all about this stuff. Hopefully I will kinda know what I’m doing when he leaves!
We had drills this morning. It’s just evacuation procedures and what you would do and all that.
Also got a cabin round this morning. That is just managers going around crew cabins, making sure that they are clean and tidy. Won’t know if we passed until I get back on later. Sometimes they are really particular about it apparently, but I’m not worried. I’m a tidy person anyway. :)
I’m now going to explore some of Vigo. I’ll hopefully post another blog in a couple of days. We are having 2 sea days in between ports, so will see what I can do.
I miss everyone at home, and looking forward to speaking to you guys soon! :)