Here's the real problem, and it goes deeper than counter terrorism or security. The people who refuse to allow photo ID checks for voting are the same people who demand everything short of a full on colonoscopy before you can get on a plane. Why? Because Progressives hate our mobile society. They hate the fact that people can hop on a plane and follow the jobs, or leave oppressive regulations. They hate freedom, and airline travel was one of the greatest symbols of American freedom. Now, it's a symbol of hassle, repression and grief.
I dunno about a cruise. I've been to the Vatican , All Saints' Church, Wittenberg Germany. Would someday like a trip to the middle East primarily Israel , Turkey , Egypt and possibly Iraq.
It's Ironic that the "Cradle of Civilization" is currently the most uncivilized spot on earth.
Eastern Caribbean cruises are nicer than Western, but Western Caribbean is cheaper. If you can find a cruise that stops at Grand Turk, take it.....They have a great Margaritaville right off the port, no need to pay for excursions as the island is very small and everything is right at Port.
My experience is only on Caribbean cruises. I do intend on doing a European and Alaskan cruise when my midget is older. As well as a Western Mexico cruise to Cabo.
Domestic flights are easier, but still a hassle. I'm surprised airlines are still in business. Unless I absolutely must travel, I will not. I do go to NY annually to visit family and it hasn't been too bad as I fly into a small airport in Westchester County...but I will probably go less. Traveling outside of the US is just not worth the hassle. Which means the US will be the benificiary of my disposable income..including Carnival, which is a US company. I'm ok with that. There are plenty of places in the US I can visit....like Hawaii
I've cruised on Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and some God awful thing called the Seawind (or Seaweed Crown as we called it after being stuck on it for a week). These were all sales award trips so I had no say in where we went, but that horrible old ship had the best itinerary in the Easter Carib. That ship wasn't big on stabilizers or decent food. The others were much nicer, but insisted on guys wearing a tux. That wasn't my idea of a vacation, too stuffy.
Just glad you got back safely.
View from my balcony
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