On 11th April we were entertained by a talk from Roger and Susan Day that they called: The Cruise That Went Wrong
Roger and Sue Day arrived at the airport in late November 2018 full of expectations for their long-awaited cruise. The first shock was to be told that there would be a 15-hour delay as their cruise ship had a generator problem. The second upset was on boarding the cruise ship in Oman to be told the cruise would miss 3 ports in Saudi due to the delay in departure. Arriving at Dubai the third announcement was that in order to fix the engineering problem they would not be moving for 5 days. The final disappointment came when they were told that the cruise ship would not be stopping at Mumbai because they were running on one propeller and needed to dock at Goa instead. As Mumbai was the point of their cruise it was now, they considered returning home.
The up side was that the cruise ship with its food, drinks, entertainment and accommodation hit all the boxes. Roger and Sue did see The Grand Mosque in Dubai which has a capacity for 1,200 people and is exquisitely decorated. They also visited the Formula Grand Prix race track at Abu Dhabi which is enormous. They saw Bangalore where the children were amazed to see so many Europeans.
Now back home they put in a claim for the ruined cruise and received a large refund. They then claimed loss of one day from their holiday from the airline. The result was more money than the cost of the cruise and the opportunity to book another cruise!
We saw some wonderful photos and heard great stories including the one where Roger Day takes over the control of a choir made up of holiday makers. I could suggest that one is only able to see the funny side when it is not you whose plans are being destroyed? Thank you, Roger and Sue.
We close for an Easter break and open again on Thursday 2nd May for a Bring & Buy. Do join us. Jane Gibbins