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
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?