Until the Gangaway Tears Us Apart
By Vera Louro
Published: January 22, 2012.
Thailand, the week before Christmas. Sofia Aguiar arrives in the Ocean Pearl to start her four month contract as a cruise ship's doctor.
In an instant she gets absorbed by the small world of the big cruise ships and learns how the industry works, how intensely crew members live their lives and how important good friends are in a place where there is nothing else to hold on to.