On the platform you can feel the energy, the wonder of what awaits. The space heaves with sounds of movement and preparation – we are ready to depart. The excitement of what is to come bubbles but before that the journey must begin.
Onboard, it’s a different place entirely. The atmosphere is heavy with anticipation, luxurious, exciting and still apart from the moving scenery. The tables are adorned with gilded fabrics, low candlelight flickers, pockets of light highlight the exotic travelling acts from all corners of the world.
We were all seeking adventure but all of a sudden, the outside scenery becomes a blur, time seems to stop and for now, nothing else matters apart from here.
The night draws on, the food is served, the buzz of the party builds. It seems that all that is here, is all that there is. The destination will come but for now this is the moment, that feeling we were chasing.