Cruise ship the MS Westerdam has been rejected by five ports in Asia in recent days over fears passengers aboard the ship may have the Coronavirus.
It is very demoralising even for the biggest of us to be continuously rejected, and also for those of us who are made up of over 70% steel.
Finally on the sixth attempt the ship was allowed to dock in Sihanoukville, Cambodia with no known cases of Coronavirus.
The MS Westerdam is now planning a self help book entitled ‘Life is not a Cruise: How to Overcome rejection’.
The Westerdam couldn’t believe her luck when she got rejected three times in a row, let alone four or five. She said, “I can understand being rejected once, these things happen. Twice is unlucky but any more than that and you start to feel like you’re never going to dock again.”
As recently as Tuesday the ship was denied access to dock in Bangkok.
She continued, “After five times you’re at your absolute lowest point, bottom of the ocean floor. You consider whether to try a new continent, but you don’t want to be uprooting and moving continent all the time. But then again it’s not just you, you’ve got small lifeboats to look out for also. You’ve just got to remain positive.”
The Ship wants to inspire other ships and people with her book. If it’s successful there are rumours of a DVD release and a possible talk show.