Sunday, April 2, 2017

Mary Worth 2553

This helpful orientation tip is brought to you by Norwegian Cruise Lines because, according to my Google research, it's the only cruise line that does this. Sadly, the ship they're boarding appears to be a piece of junk compared to the jewels that make up the NCL fleet.


KitKat said...

I've never been on a cruise, but I found it hard to believe that all cruise ships have fish-patterned carpeting, like it's a fabled Law of the Sea. I also find it unlikely that two youthful people immediately worry about getting lost on the ship.

Is June farming out the illustrating? Everyone looks rather different today, especially Katie, who is ready to step into the lead role in the ship's production of "Peter Pan."

fauxprof said...

I've been on nine cruises, one on Norwegian, and this is the first I've heard of the fish carpet. And I've never had any problem orienting myself on a cruise ship, no matter how large. There will be a deck plan in your cabin, and this isn't rocket science.

I agree completely with KitKat. I noticed this morning that the drawing this morning is much crisper and more polished than in the daily strips, recalling the "wow" factor of June's very first Sunday strip featuring Dawn and Harlan.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "KM Cashes In, Cont."

Imagine lost, rush!
Big. Orientation front, aft: carpeting.
Fish pattern = front!
Thanks! First-time!

Garnet said...

I glad I'm not the only one who googled that "fish carpet" fact!

I've never been on a cruise nor do I plan to but I assume they have maps everywhere.

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

I found this link that explains the carpeting signals on a variety of cruise lines: (in the fifth question and answer). Interesting! I bet a lot of "cruisers" are oblivious about this. Thanks, Mary (and Wanders)!

Helpful Hint #3:
"If you're feeling lost, Mary Worth will give you DIRECTIONS ... whether you like it or not!"

Chester the Dog said...

I thought the fish patterns would lead to the Bum Boat.