When you think of cruises, it may be an impression of pleasure and merry. At that point of time, under headlights, it was indeed one of great promise. As we waltzed towards the arched entrance, it felt like walking on water. The grounds were shifty and the lady smiled sinisterly at how we reacted in shock. Yet it was not one of peril, because we weren't thrown off the pier but rather welcomed in open arms by the crew onto that big cruiseship. As we looked onward, it was one of majestic human defiance in the backdrop of mountains and dark skies. The entertainment was on full display as we crossed the arch. It was a colossal beauty.