SHARED CRUISE STORIES No.7, Our Compass Directions Series


Cruise Stories Shared

Compass Directions – A Friday Edition

Fridays are set aside for our segment on Shared Cruise Stories, which we call COMPASS DIRECTIONS. Mostly it will be featuring shared CRUISE STORIES,  and Travel related experiences that our customers, clients, readers, and other submissions send to us. We believe that these featured article(s) will bring us some interesting and thought provoking reading for you, our dedicated viewers. We will also feature from time to time nautical prose and fitting quotations from famous people that will be subject related. Hope you enjoy!

 Everything You Need to Know About Life, and Cruising, 
Can be learned from the story of Noah’s Ark

One: Don’t miss the boat.

Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.

Three: Plan ahead. ! It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.

Four:  For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.

Five: Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were onboard with the cheetahs.

Six: When you’re stressed, float a while.

Seven: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

Eight: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.


Embarrassed Away?

On my last cruise adventure one of the husbands of a couple seated at our table in the formal dining room was a real pampas (you know). Our waiter who was a thoroughly delightful young man, but with the unsteadiness of the ship, managed to spill just a bit of wine onto the table.

As if on cue, the arrogant gentleman arose from the table and blurted to the waiter, “Your not fit to serve a pig”! Well to say the least the rest of us seated at the table were quite embarrassed at all of this.

Well all of a sudden the waiter quipped back, “You are absolutely correct sir, and I do apologize. I am in fact in “Pig Serving Training”, and I truly appreciate it as you are definitely helping improve on my skills.

Funny, but we didn’t see that couple at dinner for the remainder of the cruise!

 Loss of Wife!!

 A man and his wife went on a four-day luxury cruise. The wife was slightly more than just talkative. In fact, she never shut her mouth. You could see that she talked at breakfast, and while they were lounging on deck, at lunch, at play, in fact anytime you saw them she was talking away. But the husband was quite used to it by now, and merely had come to accepted it as his lot in life.

On the fourth morning, the man and his wife were standing by the railing out on deck, when quite suddenly the ship made a terrific lurching motion which caused the wife to fall overboard.

An alert crew member, seeing that she had fallen from the ship, (sounded the man overboard alarm) and ran to the husband and said, “Sir, your wife has fallen overboard”!
When the husband replied, ” WHEW, thank God, you really had me worried there for a moment I thought I had just gone deaf”!

 Married Life?

Two weary travelers (a man and a woman) who had never met before found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on an overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki. After spending hours at the sesk only to find that no other accommodations could be made, they agreed that they were both professional, seasoned adults and capable of getting past the man woman thing. They decided to simply go to sleep, the man in the upper berth and the woman in the lower berth.

In the middle of the night the man leans over, wakes the woman and says, “I’m sorry to bother you, but I’m awfully cold and I was wondering if you could possibly reach over and get me another blanket?” The woman leans out and, with a glint in her eye says, “I have a better idea. Just for tonight let’s pretend that we are married.”

The man , more than a little surprised at the turn of events but very agreeable to the idea winks and says, ” OK, that sounds great!”

Then woman says ” Good…in that case you can get out of bed and get your own blanket”


 Do you have an interesting or humorous Cruise Story you’d like to share? We would like to INVITE YOU, our viewers and readers to send us your cruise and/or travel related stories. They need not be lengthy. Generally a few paragraphs are normally sufficient. Also, you needn’t be concerned about writing style or content. We will gladly put your contributions into an appropriate context, to make for an interesting read. Please send your story content to . Content will work best if in word (.doc or .docx) formats. You are also welcome to send along any photos you would like to have featured as well. We would however request that those be in (.jpg) or compatible formats.


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Mike is a Professional Cruise Wedding Planner, Wedding Officiant,and owner of CruisewithMike Wedding Planners. With over 20 years of experience in the Travel Industry, as an Independant Travel Consultant, Customer Service Agent, and a retired Va. Magistrate, and Clergy. Mike has a very unique perspective on Customer and Wedding Service Needs and strives to provide custom service that's "TOPS" Totally Outrageous Professional Service, with every customer he works with.
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8 Responses to SHARED CRUISE STORIES No.7, Our Compass Directions Series

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