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Specializes in luxury travel: cruises, expeditions, safaris, wine tours, whatever your dreams.
Specializes in luxury travel: cruises, expeditions, safaris, wine tours, whatever your dreams.

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It's almost officially Dark Season in Nordnorge (Northern Norway), making it constantly twilight and the perfect time to be looking out for the Northern Lights!

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One of the many reasons to visit the Antarctic on +Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

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My kind of thing, in my kind of place.
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"The lake of dreams" - Oslo, Norway
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I feel compelled to see the world through the ocean. It must be my free-spirited ways, and the magnetism of the heavens and oceans merging at that elusive point of wonder.

Ever since I was a child learning about the Panama Canal I have wanted to cruise through it. I joined the US Navy in 1985 (mind you, I NEVER wanted on a ship then), and a few years later was married to a sailor. He was stationed on an aircraft carrier that went through The Canal. I was so jealous, and the thought of that crossing has stayed with me ever since.

I recently read a blog post on the five most popular cruises people take, and while I agreed with three of them I had to disagree with a hard list. April 2011 I was fortunate enough to go on a 26-night +Princess Cruises Tahiti to Ft Lauderdale wonder of a cruise. So far, this has been the cruise of a lifetime! It, obviously, went through the Panama Canal. I was on the Royal Princess, which is a small ship, and it amazed me how little space there was on both sides of the ship for the transit. I digress. Anyway, since I went through The Canal the #1 cruise on my bucket has been fulfilled. Something had to replace it, and that something is a transatlantic on another small ship.

Here is my list of the top 5 cruises:

1. Transatlantic on small ship
2. Amazon River
3. Antarctic
4. Norwegian Fjords on +Hurtigruten USA
5. Galapagos on +Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic


I have in mind at least 3 more I can add to the list to replace the transatlantic upon my return home.

Eleven days from now I will be on my way to Rome, Italy for my 19-night Renaissance Passage from Rome to Ft Lauderdale on the Pacific Princess. Strike one more off my list! Which one will replace it?
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