It’s been an exciting year of cruising for me, with trips and ships that have literally spanned the globe. I always like to take a look back at the end of the year to see where I’ve been, and it certainly has been one for the books, with river cruise ships, sailing ships, mainstream ships, luxury journeys and expedition cruises.
I also want to use this time to let you in on some new changes coming to From the Deck Chair next year. First, the site will be given a complete overhaul – it’s been far too long since I did a major makeover on the site, so that is in store for January.
The other major change coming in 2017 is that Voyage Reports will no longer be posted “live” from the ship in 2017. Since I started this site eight years ago, I’ve been committed to posting live as often as possible so that readers can virtually cruise along with me. But between the flaky internet signal that sometimes works, sometimes not, and the increasing demands of posting on a day-by-day-basis, I realized that I was actually skipping activities, shows, events, even excursions ashore, in the name of posting the blog. And that’s not good. I think I realized that on Viking Embla earlier this year in Eastern Europe, when I sat in the lounge, had a cappuccino, and wrestled with the internet for four hours while ninety percent of the ship went ashore.
Now, the good news: I’ll still be posting day-by-day from every single cruise I take in 2017, but I’ll be doing that posting once I am back on land. The t