Cruising

Yesterday afternoon, we visited a travel agency in the Village.  Then, later, we attended a program designed to acquaint interested parties with two cruises offered under the auspices of the Kiwanis Club.  One cruise, the one of most interest, goes from Boston to Portland to Bar Harbor to St. John New Brunswick/Bay of Fundy to Halifax and return to Boston.

Having been on only one “cruise,” we are novices. Especially since that one cruise was an overnight trip to spend one day in Helsinki (from Stockholm) and then to return. It was on a Swedish cruise line, Silja.  We’re told it is unlike ships of whatever flags that sail in North America. We are novices, but we are interested. We (well, I can speak only for myself, really) have little interest in the nightlife that cruises so often offer. We like the idea of visiting ports of call that offer interesting possibilities. But are one-day excursions into Bar Harbor and Halifax sufficient?

But maybe a cruise would be interesting.  Perhaps, instead of starting with a 7-night cruise, we might want to go with a 3 or 4-night cruise in the Caribbean. We were told of another cruise, one that departs from Galveston, that visits Cozumel and Belize.  Maybe that would be better to start with.

Or maybe a personally-planned trip on our own would be best.  Yet the idea of going with a group, with its potential of enabling us to develop a small group of like-minded folks to do a bit of exploring, has its merits.

Well, enough of that for now.  I’m off to pottery soon, making more masks and maybe a bowl or two.

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One Response to Cruising

  1. Lois Ferrara says:

    We just did a cruise to Cozumel, Belize & Roatan. If you go those places, Carnival might be your best bet. Nova Scotia is breathtaking but I am biased (my mom is from there)

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