As I was sitting here this afternoon – I starting thinking about my old tag line from Cruise Critic –
400 + nights at sea – too bad they aren’t all on the same cruise line
which is obviously and patently no longer true, the nights I mean. It is more than 400 nights over the years still certainly not on the same line but the differences have been interesting. So I decided to see if I could add them all up. First – there are the Rivers which I decided to count since they qualify both as ships and water –
2000 – Donau
2007 – Yantzee
2008 – Nile
2014 – Donau (Phoenix)
2017 – Columbia & Snake – American Queen Steamship
which I guess leaves me the Amazon, Mekong & Volga as rivers I would seriously like to cruise.
On the high seas – the first ship we were on was 2004 – Costa something in the Baltic the summer after I returned from a lovely 15 months in Kuwait and related garden spots. Since then – I think it has been Costa x 4 total (One TA), MSC x 3 (2 TAs), Celebrity x 9 (1 transpacific, 1 Panama), Royal x 56 (14 TAs, 1 Circumnavigation of Australia and NZ, Panama, 1 TransPacific, 2 Suez), NCL x 15 (1 TA, 2 Panama). Then there are the One of’s. Princess, La Ponant, P&O, Phoenix, Crystal (TA). I think that adds up to around 92 cruises.
The reason that I noted the TransAtlantics, TransPacifics, Panama and Suez is that they average 14 days. That is around 275 days right there. Even if the other 65 ocean cruises were 7 days each plus the rivers it puts me over 900 nights.
Perhaps I will change the tag line when I hit 1000?