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Extraordinary Items – Financial directors are lost at sea.

But there were lots of workshops, think tanks and high-level networking. Sure, there was a glass or three of something at the numerous bars but this was no ‘booze cruise’. No way. For one FD, though, the real joy of the floating conference was that he’d told his office that he would be out of reach of any cellphone – bliss! – even though it later transpired that the ship would drop anchor off the coast of the fully Vodafoned island of Jersey. Just as well. A satellite phone link costs £6 a minute!

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