Thursday, July 27, 2006
The SS Great Britain - Magnificent cruise ship
On my recent cruise of the Mediterranean, I had a wonderful time and visited some wonderful places. The ship I travelled on was approximately 70,000 tonnes and was American owned.
The service was excellent.
The cuisine was excellent.
The staterooms (cabins) were excellent.
The only thing I could fault the ship on was its internal decour.
It was dull and at times rather jaded-looking.
Consider the dining room in the above photo.
This was taken inside the SS Great Britain - a cruising ship built in 1843.
I accept that she has been refurbished but the layout, with its marble pillars and sumptuous furnishing, reflect on the luxury of sailing first class in the mid nineteenth century.
More on the SS Great Britain on a later blog.
Photo: M.Muir - SS Great Britain - Bristol