Cruising: A Change Of Heart

Not so long ago, after a particularly bad experience with a heavy swell in the Med, I vowed never to cruise again.  Well, it seems I may be having a change of heart.  This happens all the time with me, I get sick, say I’ll never do it again, book another, panic, enjoy it (mostly), hate it (sometimes) and so it goes on.  The thing is, when a cruise is good, it is very very good and no other holiday can hold a candle to it.

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Steve and I have been pretty dedicated cruisers over the years.  Some of these have been truly amazing, such as South East Asia (cruising through the mist into Ha Long Bay Vietnam, pictured), Amazon River, Panama Canal and Alaska.  Others, like Norway have been so beautiful I  wanted to cry.  The Med has always delivered in terms of wonderful culture and history.

So, as I have a significant birthday coming up we’re planning another, this time to the Eastern Med.  I love Greece and although we’ve holidayed there a few times, I fancy a bit of island hopping, so we’re looking at Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes.  I’m praying for the weather gods to be kind to me!

This is our cruise list (for all those sad people like Steve and I that love to know the details).

2014 P&O Ventura Med

2013 Cunard QM2 Christmas Markets Europe

2013 Celebrity Constellation Atlantic Coast Europe

2012 Cunard Queen Elizabeth Norway

2011 P&O Arcadia  Bruges

2011 RCL Navigator of the Seas Adriatic

2011 P&O Azura Northern Europe

2010 P&O Oriana Canaries

2010 Oceana Europe

2009 P&O Oceana Med

2009 Azamara Quest South East Asia

2008 P&O Arcadia Panama Canal

2006 P&O Oceana Canaries

2005 P&O Oceana Caribbean

2005 Arcadia Europe

2004 Grand Princess Baltic

2003 Celebrity Mercury Caribbean

2003 Ocean Village Med

2002 Ocean Princess Caribbean

2002 Ocean Village Med

2001 Golden Princess Med

2001 P&O Arcadia Amazon

2000 Dawn Princess Caribbean

1999 Royal Princess New England & Canada

1996 Sun Princess Alaska & Rockies Road Trip

1992 Sky Princess Caribbean


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