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.
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