We boarded Magellan having not cruised before
With minor concerns about what was in store
But the ship was a smasher – it sure looked the part
And so did the crew in their uniforms smart.
In the Bay of Biscay, the weather turned rough
With eight metre waves the going got tough
And we noticed as down to our cabin we veered
That a wee line of sick bags had quietly appeared.
But that didn’t last, the wind soon died down
We stopped off at Vigo, a fine Spanish town
Then Magellan forged on through benevolent seas
And passenger settled to lives full of ease.
And time doesn’t drag with distractions galore
There were dances and crafts and sports and much more
You can learn how to paint or to take a good snap
Or stretch out in the sun for an afternoon nap.
There’s loungers aplenty to lie on your back
Or fancy a dook? There are pools front and back
Or just stroll around the decks on the lookout for whales
As Magellan serenely southwestwardly sails.
Whether your “thing” is a knit and natter
Or if you’re a bowler or ping pong ball batter
Quizzing or hula or just laughs with the crew
You can’t ever say that there’s nothing to do.
And the night entertainment’s; as good as I’ve seen
Whether it’s Africa, Broadway or Queen
All tastes are met from Beethoven to Bing
‘Cos Tony makes sure our nights go with a swing.
Foods from all round the world appear on your plate
There’s variety, choice - each meal a banquet
The waiters deliver with style and elan
So, thank to the head chef – I’m your biggest fan.
No matter your wish a crew member is there
To meet your request with politeness and care
And each situation whether minor or drastic
Is resolved by the team led by Captain Fantastic.
Handsome and tall, distinguished and dashing
The ladies all smiles when the Captain comes passing
And we’re glued to the tannoy whenever he tells
Of the height of the waves or the size of the swells.
Then we crossed the Equator to great celebration
The crew kissed the fish – some with mild trepidation
They gave us a laugh by playing the fool
Then most took a dook in the ship’s swimming pool.
Then by magic it seemed the sea changed its hue
Turning rich brown from its previous blue
As into the ocean the Amazon oozed
But onwards and upward our sleek liner cruised.
Now tropical jungle conditions prevailed
The temperature soared as onwards we sailed
The sunbeds were filled and so were the drinks
And it wasn’t just dolphins whose bodies turned pink.
We’ve seen sloths in the trees, vultures leisurely flight
We’ve got up close to caiman entranced by torchlight
Seen flashing kingfishers, toucans with great beaks
And fished for piranha in tropical creeks.
We explored steamy jungles, tried strange tasting fruits
Saw big hairy spiders, got ants in our boots
Met indigenous tribes where some took the chance
To sample their food and take part in their dance.
We got ferried ashore in biblical numbers
For a quiet island stroll or a boisterous Boi Bumba
And you brought us back safely, foul winds or fair
So “thanks Lifeboat Crew” for your “tender” care.
We sometimes for lost and wandered the decks
Or lost our cruise card or misplaced our specs
But contact reception – they know what to do
If you’ve knackered the safe or got stuck in the loo.
In the Caribbean the ship island – hopped
We strolled sunny streets and for bright shirts we shopped
While friends back at home suffered zero degrees
We kayaked and swam in sparkling blue seas.
Now just one more thing before I must go
I have the just mention the brilliant Cruise Show
‘Twas an evening of laughs, fun and talents galore
Which left all in a packed house shouting for more.
So, we’ve had a great time been treated like Kings
Seen wonderful places, done wonderful things
So, thanks to you all at the CMV crew
When we think about cruising, we’ll think about you!