Originally Posted by RegisteredUser
Noth8ng wrong with cacoon holidays.
Good release, mind dump.
Zero desire to ever be included in a cruise ship cattle call
Personally any boat that is seaworthy and keeps floating is OK in my book.
Spend much of the spring into fall on my own boat. Lived on her for several years in New York while working.Took her up to Canada, Boston, Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard and other places. Don't really need to revisit the experiences these days but, enjoyed each one.
Spent twenty days on a Cargo Ship as a passenger never got bored.
Crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2. Enjoyed my morning swims and the lectures while underway. Ship ran into a Gale. I was very glad I was on that ship not small sailboat in those conditions.
Niece got married on another cruise ship which had to skirt an Atlantic Hurricane before making Bermuda. Enjoyed the rock and roll. The other passengers not so much.
Partner and I charter a Catamaran somewhere in the world in January so I keep my sea legs in shape for the winter.
I also have a plan B for "whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul"
which is to jump last minute on a Cruise Ship out of New York heading someplace warm in February or March. I have found that it is easy to avoid all the masses on a cruise ship by staying out of the Casino's ,nightclubs etc. Early morning sunrise walks and swims and even staring on my cabin's balcony is very enjoyable while others recover from their hangovers. So far have not implemented the plan but, it's something I keep as an option if it is a long winter.
April finds me in Key West doing Nauti things.
May is when we charter in the Exumas right before I start the spring outfitting on my boat and start the cycle again.