If a cruise is working as it should, around about Day Five your brain has made so few decisions that it ceases to function altogether. This leads to conversations such as this overheard early one morning on the Lido Deck:
She: Look. It’s getting light out.
He: Let’s go see if it’s getting light on the other side of the ship, too.
Unfortunately, the cruise industry is now beleaguered with illness aboard. By the end of each day, you feel soggy from all the chemical sanitizer they spray around trying to deflect the Noro virus. It won’t be long before cruise wear will be clean suits in Day Glo colors for daytime apparel and ruffled black for formalwear.
Since your cabin steward is now sanitizing THIRTY CABINS each day, he has little time for niceties. So those cute little towel animals you used to get … the elephants and puppies and monkeys? Get over it. They now look like amorphous sea life thrown together on the run. Here’s the evidence: