Our Cruise Awards 2018

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Our ‘Awards’ based on experiences over the past few weeks. Some are best read with your tongue firmly in your cheek!

Favourite Port Award
Winner: Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman
Runner-up: Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka

Best Tour Guide Award
Abdullah (Oman)
Sri (Sri Lanka)

Best on-Board Technology Award
Winner: The Ship’s Planetarium

Most Unpredictable Technology Award
Winner: My Stateroom Door Card
Runner-up: The Internet connection

Best Theatre Show Award
Winner: Cirque de Soleil
Runners-up: The Opera Boys

Dyson Award for Cleanliness
Winner: Oman
Runner-up: Dubai

Country most-in-need-of-a-Dyson Award
Winner: India
Runner-up: India
Honourable Mention: India
The ‘Need-To-Get-Your-Act-Together’ Award: India

The Award for The-Most-Difficult-To-Find Locations
Winner: The Cunard Tour Office on-board
Runner-up: Our Stateroom (after dwinkies at the Commodore Lounge)

The ‘Didn’t-like-it-last-time-and-I-still-don’t-like-it’ Award
Winner: Thailand

The Surprise Award
Winner: Visit to the newly opened QE2 Liner in Dubai
Runner-up: Cunard – doing the above all for free

The Coolest Location Award
Winner: The fridge in our Stateroom
Runner-up: The Carinthia Lounge

The Most Colourful Country Award
Winner: Oman

The Most Colourful Language Award
Winner: Any Australian Guest (Oz Guest – “Your a*** is hanging out the lift mate!“. Overheard Brit reply (in a very posh voice): “WE wouldn’t say it like that!”)
Runners-up: No other possible nominations

Best at Breakfast Award
Winner: Ann
Runner-up: The Cunard Cumberland Sausage
(I’m now looking for the First Aider in Dubai, as Ann’s not impressed that she’s in competition with a sausage!)

The Smoothness Award
Winner: Cunard for getting us on and off the Ship without any drama
Runner-up: Cunard for most everything else

The Longest Queue in the Name of Bureaucracy Award
Winner: The four Indian Officials allocated to process over 2000 on-board applications to go ashore (even though we’d already got Visas)

The Karl Marx Room Award
The Laundrette (for not having any left-handed ironing boards)

The Shouldn’t-Be-Allowed-To-Call-It-A-Smoothie Award
Winner: The Cunard ‘Post Workout’ Smoothie (yes, really!)
(Oats, Dates, Chia Seeds, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Almond Milk)


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