Thursday, February 4, 2010

Stars of the Disney Cruise

What's a cruise without wonderful people?
This first is, I admit, a random pirate that we spotted in an elevator.

And this next pirate is Louis, who never made us walk the plank, but saw to it that we had great food every night:

Sarah is a total sweetheart. Every night she made Disney critters out of towells in our room. Sarah told me that she would be out to sea for about 5 or 6 months, and then would go home to Thailand to see her family for 2 months. Her older sister would then make for her whatever food she wanted. The staff members on ships work extremely long hours. I really liked talking to them, whenever I got a chance, hearing about their families, and asking about what it was like to work on the ship.

I'd read about life on a crew ship for another line, and was glad to hear that the workers on the Disney line tended to be very positive about how Disney treats them. Getting time off is very precious, however, especially if they got a chance to sleep.

8 comments:

Lauren Hartman said...

Loving the trip down memory lane that your postings are sparking. Colin totally looked forward to seeing our towel animals each night too. I totally agree about how hard the crew works. Every time we'd turn around our severs would be doing some other job. I think they must work about 16 hour days....

Love your pirate shots ;)

Esther said...

What a nice tribute to show the workers as well! I know they work so hard, but they always have a pleasant attitude about them!

tracie said...

How wonderful to have such fun people working on your cruise. I bet it was wonderful getting to know them :)

Yolanda said...

Disney provides the best service with a smile! Love the pirate.

Jeanne said...

Super photos! Love the pirate!

I'm sure the crew enjoyed having a passenger interested in them. You are sweet to get to know them. I never really thought about how hard they must work and how long they'd be away from family. Wow!

Vanessa said...

Oh how fun! I once wanted to work at Disney SO BAD!

k said...

Great portraits!

Barb said...

The pirate is a very convincing looking character.