Monthly Archives: December 2015

Crossing the Atlantic


After our visit to Ireland and a short stop in London, it was time to make our way back to Seattle. We decided to do something different this time and take a ship back across the Atlantic. We left from Southampton, UK and ended up in New York 16 days later. There were some great port stops on the way and we visited some places we hadn’t seen before. At this time of year (September), these are called repositioning cruises as the cruise companies move their ships from Europe to the Caribbean for winter. The cruises are a good deal from a cost standpoint because the cruise company is “trying to fill seats”. The only real downside is the number of sea days (there were 7 on our cruise).  The North Atlantic isn’t great pool weather at this time of year, but there are plenty of activities on board and just kicking back and enjoying a book is also good. Continue reading »

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