© David Scarbrough
This is our ship, The Nordic Empress, from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. We thought it was really big. It holds 1800 guests and 600 crew. They serve 8000 meals a day. The waiters and cabin stewards work seven days a week. They get one afternoon off per week. They work for 5 1/2 months and then stay home for 6 weeks before going back out. The service on the ship was fantastic! The captain says that Royal Caribbean is making a ship that is 4 times as big as the Nordic Empress. That's a big boat!