Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Fantasy Cruise

I would like to take a cruise. It does not exist and I doubt very much it ever will. But, as the saying might go, “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride cruise ships.” Or something like that. So here is my fantasy cruise.

The ship would leave New York City in the late afternoon and sail down the east coast. We sail along, leisurely stopping at this or that place along our coastline. Then we head out to the Bahamas and the islands of the Lesser Antilles (the string that bends out from Haiti to Venezuela), stopping at some of them.

Then we go along the northeastern coast of South America, until we travel up the Amazon to Manaus deep in the heart of Brazil. Then, a return trip to the ocean,

Then we head south, stopping at major ports along the way. There are several worth seeing: Rio, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires. At the tip of the continent, we go through the Drake Passage, with our bow in the Pacific and our stern in the Atlantic. Then down close to Antarctica and then up the western coast of South America.

Eventually, through the Panama Canal. In the Caribbean Sea, we stop at Kingston, Jamaica, and then go between the Yucatan Peninsula and Havana, Cuba. We pass Key West (too touristy) and back up the east coast of the U.S. to New York City.

Elapsed time: Let’s say a month to six weeks. Cost: $6,000 to $9,000 estimated.


Anonymous ruthc said...

I'll book that cruise, but know that everything after Antarctica is anti-climatic.
Oh, and Key West is kind of fun in its "kitschy"-ness.

July 21, 2010 5:22 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

Too many guys trying to look like Ernest Hemingway B.S.*

*Before Shotgun

July 23, 2010 3:19 PM  

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