Porthole's Monday Mantra Blog: #Cruise Companions
Just when I was beginning to think most cruises were packed to the pool deck with a predictable combination of young families, couples, mothers and daughters, and 20-something BFFs, along came Svein and Lars.
Svein and Lars, two first-time cruisers from Oslo, had stumbled (literally) on to our ship thanks to a first-prize contest win that was sponsored by Norway’s equivalent of the Yellow Pages.
Travel from Oslo to St. Thomas had been a grueling, three-legged journey for the boys and, by the time my friend Mary and I met them at the ship’s cozy wine bar, it was abundantly clear that the two Norwegians had passed each flight and layover imbibing in high-proof spirits and unnerving all those around them with loud, obnoxious declarations and behavior that would certainly upset Mom.
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