Out to Sea column for Oct. 27/12
(c) By Jim and Barb Fox
|Chilling on the white sand beach of Half Moon Cay, a cruise line “private island” in the Bahamas, with a Holland America ship at anchor. (Jim Fox photo)|
Ever thought about taking a leisurely two-week cruise visiting many of the smaller and less-visited Caribbean islands?
Or, how about 30 days at sea circling the Hawaiian Islands and then off to Tahiti and Bora Bora?
Then there’s 126 days at sea on a luxury cruise circling the world.
When reality sets in, today’s time-deprived and financially strapped society can only dream – but there’s an alternative: taking one of the new, shorter cruises now widely offered.
|The Caribbean is a
top choice for shorter cruises as Holland America Lines' Volendam is shown in
port at Roseau in Dominica, known as the "nature island." (Jim Fox