Our Upcoming Cruises

Here are the details on all of the cruises we currently have booked
and speculation on what others might get added to the list

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My next cruise will be a return to small-ship cruising with American Cruise Lines.  I'll be doing a 7-night cruise in the Puget Sound area of Washington state, on the 175-passenger American Constellation.

American Constellation

I'm really excited about this cruise because it will allow me to explore the west side of my new home state of Washington.  I've only been a Washington resident for less than two years, but due to the pandemic I haven't explored the west side much.  (I live in the Southeastern side of Washington.)  This 7-night cruise in Puget Sound will allow me to get to know one of the most beautiful parts of the state.

This will be my third cruise with American Cruise Lines, and they've all been at ACL's expense.  They saw some aerial video I shot of one of their ships on the Columbia River near where I live, and were so impressed with the quality that they invited me aboard two of their ships for cruises last year to shoot more photos and videos...  not just for my use on my YouTube channel, but also for their use in brochures, advertisements, and other promotional materials.


There's also an interesting cruise we're considering for 2023.  Visiting the islands of Tahitia and Bora Bora in the South Pacific has been one of the items on my bucket list, and 2023 might just be the year we do it.  We're considering a cruise with Paul Gauguin cruises.  We haven't booked it yet, but we've got some friends that are already booked and it's looking very likely that we're going to tag along with them.

Paul Gauguin cruise ship


In 2020, I retired after 28 years with Pacific Gas & Electric company at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.  This allowed me and Kellyn to move out of California and to have our dream house built for us in Washington state.  We chose to move to Washington because we wanted to live close to my sister and her family.  There are other benefits, too...  such as the fact that Washington doesn't have a state income tax, and that water is abundant thanks to the Columbia River that is only about 1200 feet from our new house.

Kellyn and I are so comfortable in our new house that we probably won't do as much vacationing over the next few years as we did in previous years.  A lot of our vacations were just elaborate ways to get to warm ocean water or in to a nice hot tub.  The weather here in Southeastern Washington is so great (better than where we used to live in California, believe it or not) and now that we have our own hot tub here at our dream house, we're happy...  and just not quite as motivated as we used to be to head out on vacation.  If I had to guess, I'd say instead of doing three to five vacations a year like we used to do, it might only pay for one (or maybe two) cruises a year for a while.  The key word in that sentence is "pay".  If any cruise line wants to invite me aboard at their expense so that I can make YouTube videos about their ship, I'd almost certainly accept their offer.


Cruises I'd Like To Take

A few cruises I would love to do:


Need A Travel Agent?

Booking a cruise can be confusing, especially if you haven't been on many cruises before.  There are lots of first-time cruiser mistakes that a travel agent can keep you from making.

If you're interested in booking a cruise with any cruise line...  please feel free to use the services of my travel agent, Caitlin Gallagher.  She's extremely pleasant to deal with, easy to talk to since she lives in the United States and speaks without any kind of an accent, and quite experienced and knowledgeable about different types of cruising.  Caitlin is the owner of Ambren Travel.  Visit her web site, check out the Ambren Travel Facebook page, or contact her using the information below.


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