But given my age (84) and health (Parkinson's), I realize I may have to adapt. This year, I decided to experiment with cruise ships. I'd taken short river cruises in Egypt and China. But I had no experience on ocean-going vessels. Now I have. I've been on two cruises this summer.
Alaska vs. The Mediterranean
Anyone who's read my recent posts knows I became increasingly disenchanted with this recent Mediterranean cruise. But I did enjoy the Vancouver-to-Anchorage cruise in June on the same line -- Regent.
I like Regent. They carry only about 500 passengers, not 2000+ like many other lines. Just about everything -- except the specialized health/beauty spa services -- is included in the price, so you don't feel "nickel-and-dime'd" every time you turn around. There's a no-tipping policy, and I like not wondering if I should and how much. Employees are professional and pleasant. Cabins are spacious; most have balconies. Regent seems pricey at first, but not when you consider all that's included.