These men were 30 feet over the ocean. Our smaller boat was pulling up to let passengers board.
This Carnival ship had a casino and lots of bars, and they had childcare available until 3 a.m. Perhaps they needed the security staff late at night? Don't ask me, I was sleeping.
The waiter memorized our names on the first night, and although we moved among four tables shared with our large family, he was never confused.
Besides being with family, the best thing about a cruise is not have to grocery shop, cook, and clean. Knowing how much work it is to do those for a family gives you a wonderful appreciation for all the labor going on around you.
The decks were swabbed each morning and evening, while chairs put out for daytime use were stacked at night.
I have no photos of the army working in the kitchen. Too busy eating, perhaps?
(The trick with a cruise is not to eat the buffet, but to turn around and ask yourself if you are even hungry! Otherwise you may certainly gain weight.)
Here's to the workers. Many thanks.