With all this stress from politics this Neurotic Man decided to celebrate the New Year with a cruise. I searched around on line and I talked to a travel agent, Vivien, about my planned trip. I was in a hurry to get away and when Vivien suggested a drive down to Long Beach followed a tour on the Queen Mary I booked it right up.
I bought a beret and a French sailor’s shirt to fit right in. I also purchased new shoes and new pants and soon I could pass for a foreigner any time, any day.
“Get an up close and personal look at the Queen Mary with one of our exciting and informative guided tours. From the ship’s groundbreaking construction and royal launch as the most luxurious and technologically advanced ocean liner at the time, to her duty as a troopship during WWII, to her golden days of the 1950s, to her earning the nickname, the “haunted ship,” the Queen Mary’s history is full of action, adventure, romance and paranormal activity. Explore the ship from bow to stern, inside and out, and hear unique stories, facts and insights about the Queen Mary from our expert guides.”
I knew there was lots of history with the Queen Mary and to learn about the ship while I was on the high seas seemed like a pleasant enough getaway. I was surprised by how many activities there were on the boat but I figured, c’est la vie.
It was only when we were on the boat for a week without it moving that I realized something was wrong with this tour – it was obvious that these Frenchies have a different idea what a tour was then I did. I guess you have to be specific and book a tour where the boat moves.