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Everyone in the WoC office was hugely entertained by the wonderful story of the transatlantic yachtsman who was plucked from 50ft waves
by the crew of the Queen Mary 2.
Retired Royal Marine Mervyn Wheatley, 73, was extremely impressed by his unexpected introduction to Cunard, especially his dinner with the captain – in a borrowed tux, of course. “I may be a little less snotty about cruise ships now. I have been treated like a prince,” he said.
Naturally, we’re not suggesting that our readers go to such drastic lengths to secure a seat at the captain’s table, but it’s amazing how far a taste for adventure can take you – especially at sea. This issue is packed with thrills you can experience in somewhat greater safety – from wildlife encounters to culinary challenges, and from the Canadian Rockies to the hi-tech marvels of South Korea.
If all that whets your appetite, you’ll find lots more brilliant holiday ideas online at worldofcruising.co.uk, where you can also sign up to our newsletter.