What a busy two days it's been! Roelof and I finished the dvds last night and then sold a ton today! We were +235 in sales!!! Which means we get commission ☺. It's been a long, busy but good first cruise. Tomorrow we are porting in Southampton again but we have passangers staying with us for the crossover so I have a tour in the morning. I am going to the Stonehenge! So, I love my job as always but today I found out one of the photogs is leaving in 5 days. He is from Ukraine and an absolute sweetheart! So I was very upset to hear he was leaving. But…that means I won't be the new one anymore! Speaking of new, Roelof this morning found out who is "replacing" him. Technically no one is replacing him. We are getting another junior videographer…which means I'm going to be responsible for getting this new person into the routine. I appreciate them thinking I can handle it after 2 cruises but I'm not quite sure I can. I'm technically still a junior videographer as well because obviously I'm still learning but I'm obviously going to know more than this new person. I don't want a new videographer but Roelof I'm sure wants to leave. Oh well! Hopefully this new person is okay. K! Well off to bed, my tour is at 7:30 AM!
November 6, 2011
I did not want to leave today! We were in Belgium today! I went to Ghent for a canal cruise. Of course I got Belgium chocolates! Yum! As soon as I got back Roelof and I went back out for waffles; again yum! Ghent is such a pretty little town! I would have been so content staying there. Yesterday I went to the Stonehenge. It rained…all day. The only time it didn't rain was when we were on the bus. But I had an excellent tour guide so it still ended up being a good day ☺. Tomorrow we are going to be in France. The Paris tours are all on the bus so instead I'm doing the Normandy beach one. Poor Roelof can't even get off the boat because of France's immigration rules. A lot of the crew members can't get off! I'll just have to get Rulie something! Well…there's not too much to update! Waves are crashing again…busy as usual! On a very positive note, I haven't felt seasick at ALL since my first week! I think I've gotten my sea legs ☺
November 10, 2011
Wow. So void that last statement. I do NOT have my sea legs or maybe I do…It has been raining for the past few days so as you can imagine we have been hitting some pretty bad water. Last night was bad but today is HORRIBLE! One of the other photogs who have been with the company for a few years is even sea sick. I went to bed feeling sick and woke up 10x worse! Thank goodness I don't have a lot to do today because I've been able to take it easy. But other than that! Things are going well ☺. Oggie left yesterday ☹ but we got a new person from Siberia named Misha. He's on his 3rd contract though so I'm still kind of the newbie. Oh well! I don't mind ☺. Last night we went out for Chris' birthday! It was fun! I never really realize how much younger I am than everyone here. I'm the youngest by at least 6 or more years. Chris is in his late 30s! well! Things to do!
November 13, 2011
I love sea days! The past few days have been amazing. Roelof and I have just been taking it easy. So I've just been getting to know everyone and it's been a ton of fun! We have pirates night coming up and the photogs want me to be a pirate with them! Argg! I'm excited! So let's see, what else is new. Still no word on the new junior coming but everyone keeps telling me they think I can handle being senior…I disagree! I'm still learning a lot so I'm hoping the new junior coming in is okay. So we are on our 2nd day at sea with 2 more to go! Then we are stopping in Bermuda, then 2 more days at sea, then Florida! The last port I was in was Ponta Delgada which was gorgeous! It is very much like New Zealand. It rained all day but it didn't matter because it was so pretty! I love my job :)!