Please forgive a visit by a pongo but a, errr, friend may be taking a trip with Grey Funnel Lines and I'm wondering what life on board is like. I gather it will be on one of our larger aircraft carriers... Anyway what's it like? Is working dress acceptable in the Wardroom? Is there a NAAFI for buying toothpaste and sweets etc? What happens if my trainers fall to bits, can I buy new ones? Is there a gym? Is there JPA? Is there internet access? Is there a decent stock of books and DVDs? Are there any welfare phones? How do you address the Captain of the ship? (He is a Commander - In the Army officers usually call officers of Lt Col and above by their generic rank - Colonel, General etc. So do yuo call him Commander or Captain or Skipper - bit chippy that but...) Apologies if the questions appear a bit naive but I have absolutely no info - even the kit list is a HERRICK list with HERRICK crossed out.