I went to Deanery High School for girls and went on the Dunera cruise in 1964 when I was 11 years old. We visited Madeira, Portugal, Vigo and Lisbon. I have some memories of the cruise, I remember the young girl who died on board. But on a lighter note I had my first proper kiss while listening to Tobacco Road by the Nashville Teens one evening. We had boys coming into the cabins squirting toothpaste in our ears. Swimming lessons were a joke, I remember the sea being quite rough and one minute the swimming pool water was round your ankles and the next minute over your head. I never learnt to swim again after that.
I didnt have any friends from my year at school go on the Cruise but made some friends there although I dont remember their names. I remember being sick before I got on the boat but didnt suffer from sea sickness at all.
I didn’t like having school lessons on the boat but enjoyed the rest of the time. I remember the toboggan rides down the cobbled roads in Madeira, the Motor Museum which I think was in Lisbon.
Good times though and good memories