Sunday, December 13, 2009

Missed you on cruise

Another Saturday weekend. This time it was a different experience. So happy to share with you, my precious friends. Actually, I was invited along with a couple of other media friends to visit Costa Luminosa, one of the most elegant Italian cruise ships that arrived in Dubai.
It’s the first time for Costa Luminosa (2,826 guests) to operate in Dubai.
Lemme tell the highlights to save your time: The ship has 20 different types of marble, timbers, mother of pearl granite, 120 Murano glass chandeliers. There was an excellent work of art sculpture by Fernando Botero “Donna Sdraiata 2004 (Reclining Woman 2004) on Costa Luminosa. Only twice or thrice I had been on such ships; so I was amazed by the facilities inside. 200 original paintings, 4D cinema, roller skating track, golf stimulator, grand prix driving simulator, spa, gym, swimming pool…well..
I know, I know. How did I manage my veg lunch? It took two minutes for me to make friends with the smiling European chef.
All the photos were captured on my mobile, except for the first one of the actual ship. Naturally, the photos are bad and I was tempted to dump my mobile into the Arabian sea. But who will buy for me a new one? Any one out there?
C ya.

Reclining woman sculpture

Here's the Hollywood star you wanted to meet.


  1. Wow lucky u. must have had a good time

  2. I can't thank you enough for bringing this Hollywood Star RR'S picture to us.WOW!!

    This cruise ship sure looks very impressive...what was there as veg lunch?

  3. What is the name of the hollywood star? :)

    Looks like you had a great time!

  4. Great! No and your pictures from the mobile are quite OK. But if you need an excuse to buy a new one, why not, go ahead.

  5. arre wah, kya baat hai...very lucky u got it seems...the ship looks great :))

  6. Wonderful pictures :)

    It's my first visit to your blog and I enjoyed reading your entertaining posts.

    I liked the caption, "here's the Hollywood star you wanted to meet"

    Keep up the good work.


  7. By the by what did the chef prepare for u? keep having great weekends

  8. That's awesome! I've always wanted to go on a long cruise in a ship like that. Of course, as of now, its a distant dream. The pics are quite good.

  9. many many congrats ! After all it was a rare opportunity for you.

  10. Wow so nice ship, pictures are good as well. Keep your mobile phone for few more months..!! Wish you happy holidays my friend.

  11. Hi Hollywood star! Everything blue blue!

    Nice photographs. Such a huge beautiful ship!

  12. Lucky you.
    It must have been a great experience being on the ship. I had taken a cruise for 5 days and it was great.
    Your picture is very nice.

  13. WOW!Lovely pics. Don't throw away your mobile yet! Enjoying weekends, nice!! And I think you put the caption but forgot to put the pic of the Hollywood star...or maybe its still loading... ;)

    Keep Having Fun!Happy Hols...

  14. Hello Ramesh. I'm so happy for you that you had this wonderful experience. I have missed you... I look forward to catching up on the last few blog posts that I have missed. Best wishes to you, dear friend. Big hugs from Greenville, NC... Namaste

  15. Once I saw that Hollywoodstar I forgot the rest promptly ;-)