Okay so I have been documenting here the cruise of the Mediterranean that I took in October-November of 2014. This was my 7th cruise and the first time with MSC cruise line. The cruise left Barcelona visiting the ports of Marseille, Genoa, Malaga, Casablanca and Lisbon before returning to Barcelona.
The experience was quite different from the 6 previous cruises that we took. The MSC cruise that we took lack the many little details that we are used to getting. Thus, despite the wonderful ports of call the entire experience was unsatisfying. I was very sad that we took a chance with MSC. The Americans in the cruise advised me to go with the flow and stop looking for the "stuff" that the other cruise lines provided.
Anyway, the majority of the cruisers were European and they seemed fully content with the meager offerings of the cruise. So I let all my initial disappointments melt away.
And if all these were not enough, the cruising experience got a little crazier.
On Genoa day, we were in the elevator with a group of Chinese people with camera. I have never seen any Chinese or Asian in the cruise before this day. It appeared they were filming. The equipment looked very professional looking. The husband mentioned that they might be filming their cruise. I disagreed. I was sure this was some sort of professional work and not for personal reminder of the cruise.
We forgot about the elevator experience until we heard an overhead announcement that a group of Chinese actors were filming a reality show in the cruise and they need audience members for their "concert". Since I was bored to death, not the type to just lie under the sun in the deck, I dragged the hubby in the theater to watch the show.
One of the actors translated for the entire cast. They are Chinese actors and singers, parents with their kids all in show business traveling all over Europe to have time to be together because back in China they all have their own busy lives to live and had no time to bond with each other.
Since there were few people who responded to the call, we were seated near the front row and I was totally entertained. I was laughing like a hyena and before I knew it, a camera was shoved in my face, capturing my reaction. I have no way of knowing if my crazy face and laugh made it to the final cut of the show, I'm curious. Who knows I may be a big star in China - just kidding people.
The entire cast.
We didn't take many photos, but we took a few video clips.
OUR WORLD TUESDAY