A WOMAN has told rescuers than floating in the sea for ten hours was more enjoyable than being on a cruise ship.
Helen Archer, who allowed herself to slip backwards over the her cruise ship’s railing when she heard a conga line approaching, said that it was well worth the discomfort, isolation and risk of shark attacks.
She continued: “It was a combination of things, really. The shopping-mall decor, the other passengers, and the constant attempts to sell you overpriced glitzy tat just built up until I decided the sea would be better.
“And, while it wasn’t fantastic bobbing in the waves in total darkness, at least nobody tried to make me watch a fourth-place X Factor contestant or go for a spa treatment.
“As soon as I touched land, I asked ‘And there’s no coach waiting to take me back to the ship in four hours, after I’ve bought enough of the local jewellery or whatever? I’m free?'”
She added: “People who regularly go on cruises swear by them. But people who regularly go on cruises are really, really weird.”