I would climb any mountain, ford any stream, spare no expense, and employ just about any tired cliché to bring you a Quality Blog Experience. That is why I have sacrificed so much in order to travel to the Bahamas and Key West to hunt and gather new material. Material that may well be found on a sunny beach. Or in a fruity drink. Or while I’m floating on a mat in turquoise waters.
We just got off a ginormous cruise ship with two thousand other pasty people looking for a little fun in the sun. Truth be told, cruising on a giant liner is not my first choice of vacation. Not my second or even my third. But traveling is a bit more complicated for me these days, and flying is difficult. So we chose a vacation that sailed out of Baltimore, just an hour’s drive away. No flying involved. And it has been pointed out to me that it’s obnoxious to bitch about going to the Caribbean in the middle of the winter. To which I say, what’s your point?
Someone also pointed out that last February’s vacation wasn’t exactly ideal either. OK, OK. On to this year. Yes, our beach days were rainy. Yes, we were nearly lost at sea (that’s a tad dramatic, but so was our experience, which will soon be detailed right here). Yes, we sailed on Royal Caribbean, the same line that brought 30’ seas and near death to six thousand people just one week before our own voyage. And yes, we sailed into territory now held by Zika Mosquitos. But the bottom line is, I brought back tales to tell from Grandeur of the Seas.