On a ship cruise like this, one is treated like royalty. I had muffins and cookies delivered to my room by the porter every day. We also got a welcome gift – a lovely men’s cologne, a great lavender and vanilla smell that I enjoyed wearing when I went for supper. I used to roam around the ship in my blue denim, black t-shirt and flip flops as casual as ever. I would wake up late at times and miss a few dockings and expeditions to the islands but that was cool as I was in no hurry. As it is, I could get the view of the great Antarctic Peninsula from the balcony of my room where I had put my camera on a stand. I would shoot pictures from here all the while. At times, there would be an announcement from the captain’s deck when any whale has been sighted. We would all rush to the top deck to take a view from the grand terrace pool on top.