Until then, Bug and Pop asked this Sunday's question which was what do you want to be when you grow up. I'll be the first to admit that I have never really had much ambition career wise. Sadly, I have worked for the same company since 1988.
BUT IF I had ever had the experience of going on a Cruise Vacation prior to completing High School you would have found me on a dock the day after graduation!
My first cruise was for our honeymoon in 2000. We went on a 7 day Caribbean Cruise. These pictures are when the boat was just coming into the Bahamas by the Atlantis Hotel.
Our second cruise was a 7 day to Alaska in May 2004. This was a beautiful cruise, very picturesque. The seas were very rough on this cruise. On this ship, the promenade deck was open at both the front and the back of the boat. My favourite memory is being at the front of the ship one morning. As the boat rose in the waves, it was like you were weightless, as soon as it dropped, it was like your knees were being crushed. It was the best amusement ride EVER! The waves were so rough even the staff was sick!
My most recent cruise was a 12 day Canada-New England out of New York last October. Again, what's not to love about this. It was close to home, the weather was crisp and the fall colours were at their peak. We did tons and tons of walking on this trip. I fell in love with New York and Boston and definitely want to visit these cities again.
I have so much respect for anyone that works on cruise ship. They are worked to the bone, have very long days (and let's face it have to listen to people complaining all the time). But if you look past all this, they have a great community on board. They have social areas designated just for them. They eat the same food as the guests and they get days off to enjoy the sights and see the world along with the passengers.
Hmm, hard work = free food, lodging and pay while seeing all corners of the world....count me in!