Mr. David Muldoon booked a cruise for himself and his inamorata Ms. Cheryl Hudson to embark Seabourn Quest at Dubai and sail the final segment of its World Cruise to Venice. But as romantic as that gesture was, it was just the start for Mr. Muldoon. When he broached the subject of an intended surprise marriage proposal to the staff on board, they immediately launched an elaborate campaign of Seabourn-style subterfuge that eventually included a bogus invitation to a private party, candles, Champagne, caviar and decorations, a brace of witnesses, a surprise visit from Captain Thue-Nilsen and the retrieval of the engagement ring from the Chief Purser’s safe. In consummate Seabourn style, everything was timed to the second and went off without a hitch. (Well, there WILL be a hitch, but not yet.) Mr. Muldoon executed a perfect one-knee, look-into-my-eyes delivery and the happy couple is well on their way to a happily-ever-after conclusion. Well done Seabourn Quest staff, you romantic devils, you!