World Dream. I just had to mention the name of the luxury cruise line that we would be taking and both my boys started surfing the internet at the speed of lightning! “It’s a REAL cruise ship!” was the first comment. Of course it was…did they think I was taking them on an imaginary one? “It has two swimming pools, one with a ginormous slide!” Was the second comment. “We are going to the steak place for dinner!” I have never seen my boys do so much research for any holiday we have ever taken before! There was a LOT of energy and a LOT of excitement in the house!
Cruise Day! FRIDAY
We left home at 6:30 pm allowing ourselves one hour to reach Kai Tak terminal from where the cruise ship departs. However we did not take the peak traffic into account as there was a sea of people waiting to change trains at Central! We had to miss 5 trains before we managed to get into the train going towards Kwun Tong! This was our second change of trains and we had yet another change to make at Yau Ma Tei. It was already 7:25. I could visualise the ship blaring it’s horn and making a slow move into the giant ocean…just like they show in movies….with our dejected family watching it go. “Get ready to jump out when we reach our station and run to the taxi stand! Do you hear me?” I took command over the deflated faces. I had already texted the lovely lady from Genting Cruise Lines who had very kindly offered us this complimentary stay, to let her know that we were running late. She was very supportive and said it was ok and that we would make it! But it was already getting close to 8 and I was trying my best not to panic!