If watching the news about cruising is making your head spin, know that you’re not alone. Who knows when and how it will all shake out, but in the meanwhile, we can nurture our passion in any number of ways. Here are a few:
Don’s Family Vacations – If you want to know what’s happening on a daily basis, you can get it from Don. His lively reports will have you grimacing and laughing, as you experience the full craziness going on right now.
How to find it: Don posts regularly on YouTube. Just search for “Don’s Family Vacations.”
Nova, Season 44, Episode 4, “Ultimate Cruise Ship” – This is a fascinating look at what it took to create Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer, from its bronze propellers lovingly calibrated to avoid vibration to its funnel of aluminum, designed to counterweight the ship’s decadent marble suites. We may not all be able to shell out more than $650 a night, but we can vicariously enjoy—at least for 53 minutes.
How to find it: You will need to purchase PBS Passport. It’s inexpensive and provides a vast array of programming.
Fast forward to 2021, with 26 cruises behind me, I can enjoy comparing Hollywood’s version to the real thing. I imagine you will too.
|Regal Princess' shrine to the TV show|
to find it: You can stream it from Paramount,
but you need to be a subscriber. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, it will cost
an extra $5.99 a month after the free trial.