The event? Chrissie Manby's book launch for A Proper Family Adventure. The date? Why, a sunny day in August, of course! The location? The most luxurious cruise ship.
On a rather blustery day we were swept aboard the Royal Princess – the most jaw-dropping ship you will ever see. The marble-lined atrium, the gold staircase, the turquoise-blue water features were just the beginning. We were led through the art gallery, the sumptuous cocktail bars and dining rooms, past the grand piano, the on-site theatre, the outdoor pool complete with cinema screen, the spa rooms, the glamorous casino – all with our eyes out on stalks.