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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

110 Days at Sea or Port

Travelling by ship can be the best way to visit particular destinations.  You must remember that before the advent of air travel, a prime option for global travel was by water.  For millennia, in fact, for the majority of human history, arriving via a seaport is how tourists got to far-away places.  However, Jay and I did not start exploring the world by cruise ship until the present millennium had begun.

The publication of yesterday's blog post prompted me to spend a bit of time researching.  I wanted to know exactly when and for how many days we were on ocean cruises.   

As of this moment, we've been on eight, different cruise adventures spanning eighteen years.  The most recent two were just before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019.  We've spent a total of 110 days onboard ships.  We've sailed on three different cruise lines, but over 77% of our total days at sea have been aboard Holland America Lines.  A single trip from Vancouver to Australia and New Zealand accounts for well over one-third of our time aboard cruises.  Below you will find my search results showing the months, locations, ships' names, duration, and a single accompanying photo for each journey: 

Sep 2019 -  New England / Canada
ms Veendam - 7 Days
Halifax, NS


Jul 2019 - Alaska / Glacier Bay
ms Nieuw Amsterdam - 7 Days  
Alaskan Cruise in 2019 

Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 - Australia/New Zealand TransPacific
ms Noordam - 42 Days 
Thursday, October 26, 2017


Aug/Sep 2017 - The Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas
ms Westerdam - 24 Days 
Athens - 2017 

Jun 2016 - The Baltic / St. Petersburg, Russia
(New) Regal Princess - 11 Days 
June 10 St Petersburg Day 2 

Feb 2008 - The Mexican Riveria
Carnival Pride - 7 Days 
A Day in Puerto Vallarta 01 

May 2006 - Coastal: San Diego / Vancouver
ms Veendam - 5 Days Cruise Ship Atrium in 2006   

May 2001 - Alaska / Hubbard Glacier
Regal Princess - 7 Days
Alaskan Cruise 2001 (12)


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