There are many different kinds of cruise ships. If you know yourself, then you can pick which one works for you. I enjoy a smaller ship that harkens back to when ocean liners were the way to travel. Holland America is such a cruise ship. It’s got all the other stuff…like shows and gambling and workout facilities and spa. But it also has charm, lots of pampering, wooden railings and deck chairs and it looks like one of those older steam ships. In other words, it’s not white with confetti on its sides. Here’s the ship we’ll be sailing on to Bermuda. Isn’t she pretty?
I like the pampering. I like the food. I like the excursions. I like seeing and exploring the different ports of call. But most of all, I just love being on the water. I love that rock-a-by feeling. I like feeling the ship plunging through the ocean. Granted, I’ve never experienced “high seas,” nor am I wanting to.
I’ve been checking Bermuda’s weather, speaking of high seas. It’s in the 80s and drops to the 70s at night. Rains during the day at some point. But it’ll be a warm rain. There’s a tropical storm, Ophelia by name, who may pay the island a visit sometime next week. Or not. Rain garments are packed just in case. Living in Humboldt County, rain is something that happens. I remember one April where it rained without ceasing for the whole month. No fooling…not one break for a month!
Watching the rain coming straight down from the sky is rather mesmerizing.
I will close with a little 2-minute movie I made of my last cruise to remind me what I love most about cruising, as if I needed reminding. Not sure if I can post it properly, but if I can, you’ll see it below by clicking on the title. If I can’t, you most likely won’t.
( Spoiler Alert!!!!!)
The movie is 2 minutes of watching the wake of the ship. I thought I’d better warn you because it may not be your thing. I think I scan to the horizon briefly around 1 minute 50 or something like that. If it’s your thing, enjoy!
2 minutes of ocean