Posted January 28th, 2013, 12:07 PM
living here in NYC when it is Jan, Feb & Mar....the cold can get to you...since I was a boy we went on a cruise in February to the carib....in the 1970's - 1980's there were more ships sailing out of Manhattan in the winter to choose from...in 1975 we flew to Ft Lauderdale for the first time & we were the only ship sailing out of Port Everglades on Presidents weekend...so different from today.
Asfar as the world cruise..as I stated I just want to circumnavigate the globe....years ago I spent a month in China & Hong Kong only because I wanted to walk the Great Wall(it was the 1980's & the only way to go to China at the time was on a tour).
another interesting aspect of the longer cruises as Amusea states are the passengers themselves...well travelled and interested & interesting people. On one of my Transcanal cruises it was the start of the world cruise for the QE2.....I was in my early 30's & most passengers were in their 60's & up...what a wonderful, fun, fascinating group of people I met....priceless.
The idea of switching ships / or cruise lines is an interesting point for those that want to see more & just have a change of routine....
Some people want to go into space...I would like to board a Cunard ship on the westside of Manhattan in January on a cold snowy day and disembark 3 or so months later on a warm sunny spring morning at the same pier!
Oh steward please bring me a cocktail.....
Perhaps because, like we, when the temperatures in minus 30 Celsius and there is no more space to pile the snow, an escape on an extended cruise is not such a bad idea. We haven't been through the Panama Canal seven times because we love the canal nor returned up the Amazon because we may have missed a section of rain forest. Escaping winter is one reason and one reason enough.