Re: Chapter 1: Our first cruise
Sounds like sailing - mess up a bit, learned a lesson or two, had a great time, and became further addicted.
I have been sailing for 40+ years and sailed for tens of thousands of miles and the summary above still applies.
Heading back to Lake Ontario for this summer. Relatively few stops along the way from Grenada. Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin (must have something to do with the French food), then Bermuda, New England and up the Hudson/Erie Canal. We were going to go via Newfoundland and Labrador but June remembered that one of the kids is getting married this summer - details, details!