Monday, 19 June 2017

May 2017


My  first ever!!   Having been more or less “Born “on an Aeroplane!!! With 27 years under my belt with Mexicana Airlines……!

I was a bit apprehensive…….

My Criteria was   it had to be   THOMSON and it had to be departure from PALMA…

The  itinerary was not top priority…… So we set off on what felt  a bit like a Mystery Tour!!

I was “Blown” away by how efficient it all was… The Boarding was seamless…..We found ourselves in what felt like minutes on  deck 8  in a cabin with balcony…..With a Bath!! I was   in heaven, having thought it would be a shower…..

DAY ONE     AT SEA……I spent the day running around the deck, in the SPA  and  eating…!!

The Spa services were excellent I could not fault them…Jeanette  was probably one of the best

Masseuse I have ever had….. There was even a Mexican  Facial Specialist  on the team Erik Bierge. I felt completely at home !!..

A great Japanese Acupuncturist Toyohari.

Evening was enchanting.. We ate in the Italian where we met wonderful Antonio MaƮtre D

( He gave me his recipe for Limoncello) for which I will always be grateful…

Danced the Night away until the early hours…..There was a wonderful couple introducing

all kinds of jive, Ballroom, Salsa; you name it they were doing it and in Jimmie Choo Heels!!!

DAY TWO:   MESSINA…. I knew my way around so we took the 52 Bus..!! More to be told here; another time another story.

DAY THREE: NAPLES…….Took the train to POMPEI..I was last here for the ABTA Convention

In 1985 !!   My Goodness it has developed.. I love my MAYAN ruins but this Italian Masterpiece is sensational….

The rest of the days just blended into more and more relaxation and calmness.  I just could not get over how helpful everyone was both on board and within all the docking areas….

So different from the stressed Airport environment!!

We did not take any organised excursions, simply because we had been to most of the places

and hopped on trains and buses or walked…..

 Finally a very special word for Jonathon………..Hotel Director…..who’s patience with me was

 Infinitesimal ……!

Captain Hugh for being so charming and   handsome to boot!!

 Also to Tomislav Babic Chief Engineer, for hosting us at dinner for hosting     

So from Cabin 8058……..

Thank You…                                         

Cathy Matos