- And now, for some fun miscellany! Our welcome package came with postcards that the train would mail on our behalf, free of charge.
- There was a baby grand piano (and a pianist) on the bar car. He played for us well past midnight.
- There were an assortment of exciting drinks on the bar car's cocktail menu, including an Agatha Christie. This Champagne had 12 secret ingredients and a single blueberry, meant to represent the murder in Murder on the Orient Express.
All press trip travel expenses and accommodations were paid for by 20th Century Fox.