I pulled the hefty suitcase (heaving with a random assortment of bikinis, cocktails dresses, sportswear, shoes and jewellery) out of the taxi and onto the dock, pausing to take in the enormity of the cruise ship ahead.
A porter slips quietly beside me and makes light work of my luggage leading the way onto the ship. The broad corridors framed with highly polished brass handrails, port holes and door fixtures leading to my luxury suite on the upper deck. On entering my suite, I open the doors leading to the balcony and let in the sun. I slip the laptop from my bag and take my position on the sun lounger. I feel the stress leave me as I begin to write about my imminent voyage…..