by Mary Jo
Did you know that cruise ships migrate like birds? In summer they flock to Europe, cruising from Nordic regions to the Mediterranean and more. In autumn, they turn and head to the Western hemisphere, particularly the Caribbean. They do this because tourists follow the sun, and so do the cruise ships.
This means that ships do repositioning cruises twice a year, spending days crossing the Atlantic with very few ports of call. This is great if you like lots of lazy days at sea and the Mayhem Consultant and I do. Hence we cruised from Southampton in England to Miami, with three stops in Europe and seven glorious sea days.