Going on a Cruise again

For my imminent return to Europe, I have, in line with my romantic and old-fashioned disposition, chosen the steamship over the plane.

Thus, I will be cruising the Caribbean and the Atlantic for two weeks, leaving from Cartagena in Colombia on 11 May 2017 with stops in

  • Sint Maarten,
  • maybe even a walk to Saint Martin, which will hopefully still be in the European Union after the French elections,
  • Antigua and
  • Madeira

before arriving in Lisbon on 25 May 2017.


At 550 Euros, the journey is only slightly more expensive than by plane, but it includes the food for two weeks, more space, comfort and adventure, so it’s well worth it – particularly considering that my next trips will be long walks across Europe which won’t cost anything.

As on my last cruise, I am also looking forward to two weeks without internet. But that means that if you want a postcard from one of the islands in the Caribbean, you have to tell me by 10 May 2017 at the latest. Considering the icebergs, accidents and pirates, this may be the last chance. But even if I survive, it will be a tough journey:

If you feel sick after watching this for three minutes, imagine what it will be like to endure this for two weeks – day and night.

(Hier gibt es diese Ankündigung auf Deutsch.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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9 Responses to Going on a Cruise again

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  2. A long voyage and then Lisbon- my currently favourite European city. Enjoy Alfama.

    • I am already curious. It will be my first time in Portugal.
      I won’t actually spend a lot of time in Lisbon itself. Instead, I will be staying close to Sintra to enjoy the smaller towns and the nature.
      But if I like Portugal, I will be back to walk the E9, the European Coastal Path from Estonia to Portugal.

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  4. :D The ship won’t sink, have no worries.

    • That’s what people said about 100% of the ships that sunk. :-)

      Thank you very much for your donation! You will receive beautiful postcards from exotic Caribbean islands.

  5. Jennifer Aiwanger says:

    Two weeks isn’t too long! Have fun, enjoy and have a safe journey!

  6. hicartagena says:

    have a safe journey! and do not worry about ship shrink. Enjoy your beautiful time :)

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