There weren’t too many naval personnel onboard for us plebeians to see, so each one we saw was like a celebrity. I felt intimidated and giddy – I’m always a sucker for a cute man in uniform. 😛
The crew was pretty accommodating and polite. A few came from London while others sailed from Southampton. And some of them have been serving for several years.
All in all, they were a bit more reserved compared to their American counterparts but they were still charming. And they seemed like a jolly bunch to go swim with, I mean, to chat with. ;P