"just think back to the last morning onboard when they just can't wait to get you off the ship" Thats a great line bud
AND EVEN BETTER
"but the last thing a busy cabin steward wants is an old gasbag going on & on & patronising them about where they live & how little they get paid".
And especially when there is another one standing on the dock ready to replace you for the next X days, your done, the tips in pocket bye bye now.
Anyone that thinks different has to get a reality check, better still invite them home with you if they are such good friends,,,mmm hello any takers?
Its not real is it? Yes nice to meet them but the reality,,,,,,,,they are nice people doing a job, nothing more nothing less, and they move on to the next tip and the next person to sleep in the ships bed, not your bed