How sad that Michael Carlton must get his shoes muddy, hair dusty and eat food other than from a cruise ship. Perhaps on his next trip to China or elsewhere he could have the captain bring people and merchandise onto the ship at each port. This way he could say he was a world visitor without even leaving the deck. Having been to China, I found it to be an exciting and fascinating country. I agree with Elizabeth Hansen that the people were a big plus and each meal was a new and wonderful treat.
NANCY A. KEATING