I'm the only person I know who is happier than my son when his school lets out for the summer. After being tethered to Houston for 9½ months, it's time to check out a few of the places I spend the rest of the year dreaming about.
I'm shipping out to Bermuda this week on Regent's Seven Seas Navigator, and if you're reading this later than noon on Wednesday, I'm already on board.
Regent is one of only four 6-star cruise lines. Their ships are small, relative to most, but spacious and immaculate. I sailed with them once before on the Seven Seas Voyager, around the British Isles, and their cruises are exceptional in every way.
Some people become comfortable with a vacation destination and return time and again. My ideal vacation covers a lot of territory, a mix of the familiar and the unknown, skewed heavily in favor of the new and undiscovered.
Regent is perfect for that kind of trip, and this ship's itinerary for the next 17 days has plenty that will be new to me, plus dramatically contrasting climates and cultures. It's actually a combination of a 7-night Bermuda cruise from New York, and a 10-night partial crossing, New York to Iceland (the ship continues on to Northern Europe after I disembark). We'll visit the following ports: New York -- Hamilton, Bermuda -- St. George, Bermuda -- Norfolk, VA -- New York -- Boston -- Bar Harbor, ME -- Halifax, Nova Scotia -- L'Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland -- Heimaey, Iceland -- Reykjavik, Iceland.
From a subtropical island paradise to the Land of Fire and Ice, all out of the same suitcase! Only a cruise can make such a vacation so effortless, and deliver you refreshed and raring to go to every new city and country.
Vacations To Go
Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 2: Highlights of Bermuda
Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 3: New England and Canada
Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 4: En Route to Iceland
Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 5: The Land of Fire and Ice
Regent Cruise to Iceland, Part 6: Glacier Trekking