This photo captures why I love mornings at sea. For anybody who travels with me, this French press should look familiar! I like my coffee strong enough to stand up a spoon, but I get it that cruise ships need to brew something middling to please more people. Still, I am going to feel a bit bereft without my version of morning, , especially when you add half-caf to the equation so I can drink more without tripping over my tongue afterwards ( bad for a lecturer, no?) I always stock up on my favorite ground beans before I leave home, then every morning I call room service for a carafe of hot water and make my own little improvement on a beautiful day.