We have evolved since then, and have discovered that on most cruise ships, at least the newer ones built in the last 20 years, have reasonably thick walls, and doors. I have turned the TV up quite well, stepped outside the cabin, closed the door, and not heard any sound whatsoever.
Thus, as time has passed, I am regularly spanked while away cruising. It is beneficial for both of us, for all the benefits previously discussed on this blog. (appetizer for sex later in the evening, reducing stress, solving a problem, help keeping me relaxed and not uptight, for enjoyment)
So, being away for more than three weeks, I was probably spanked every four to six days. Many were given before dinner, as a appetizer for the evening activities.
I packed both the wooden bath brush, and the leather metal studded heart shaped paddle, as sometimes the spanking might be short, so I wanted it to be effective!
As you can see, the spankings were effective, but to my surprise, they were not by any stretch of the imagination, short!