Susan & I (Cathy) fell in love with ships and the ocean on our very first cruise with our parents. Our passion and love of the ocean has grown and evolved wrapped with our love of traveling We have been taking cruises, traveling, exploring ports of calls, for the last several years.
Susan loves choosing and planning the trips.
This is Cathy, I am the person who writes the blog and shares the stories of our travels together. I also share about my life at homeport, living on a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. I am the outgoing social one although when we were kids that wasn’t the case. Susan always had the big group of friends and social life while I was at home reading and writing.
Our love of the ocean and ships is our bond. It is how we choose to spend our time together. Our differences show different perspectives on our experiences and travels. I hope you enjoy coming along on our adventures. Most of all I hope that you are inspired to go out and have some travel adventures of your own with someone whom you enjoy being with whether that is a sister or a friend.
Sharing experiences and discovering new places with someone else enriches the experience. Traveling with someone else allows you to see different perspectives of a destination or aspect of the experience. It even can get you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new that you might wouldn’t normally do. Like when Susan got me to swim with stingrays or when I had her experiencing different rums all over the Caribbean!
Sisters Travel Adventures
My sister, Susan and I began taking cruises when we were teenagers. Our dad spent time working at the port and loved the ocean and ships. When his business was doing well Carnival Cruise lines began cruises out of the port of Boston. He was so excited for us to take a cruise.
Mom & Dad are right front-Susan is left front and I am left back (my awkward teenage years) next to my sister is her friend Patti and next to me are my friends Rose and Bonnie.
Our first cruise on the original Carnival ship, the Mardi Gras was an adventure at sea. We encountered a hurricane roaming erratically in the Atlantic. Several cruises later we embarked on a maiden voyage of a new ship. Eventually our cruise days dwindled and real life, marriage and children took precedent. But I was ever so great for the opportunity to be at sea and go on so many wonderful cruises. The memories sustained me and I always knew one day I would return to the sea and traveling.
Several years ago when our mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, my sister and I decided to revive our family tradition and began taking yearly cruises together. It has become a wonderful way to get together and spend time with each other. My sister still lives in Massachusetts not far from where we grew up but I now live in North Carolina. The ocean has become a central aspect of my life. The ocean is a connection between us and our childhood. It is a bond that continues to thrive.
We ventured out slowly, first taking a short five day voyage out of Miami. The next year we missed taking a cruise because mom was in the end stages of Alzheimer’s. After she passed away early the next year we planned our next cruise. To usher in a new chapter in our life, we planned a longer cruise, a nine day cruise out of New York City ending in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This cruise was our first big epic adventure together and our revived tradition became solidified.
Past Sisters Travel Adventures
Carnival Destiny December 10, 2012
Carnival Splendor October 24, 2014
Carnival Triumph October 24, 2015
Carnival Vista October 11, 2016 BTB Mediterranean & TransAtlantic Cruises
Carnival Magic February 18, 2017 with trip to Sonoma, California
Carnival Paradise September 5, 2018
Carnival Magic Feb 1, 2020
We love cruising and are excited about taking Sisters Travel Adventures to the next level!
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Upcoming Cruises & Trips
New Orleans May 3-9, 2021
Carnival Pride Oct. 31, 2021
Mardi Gras March 5, 2022
I love introducing people to the wonderful world of cruising. I love to get you excited about a cruise adventure of your very own!
Do you love the ocean? Have you Thought of taking a cruise? Taken a cruise and are ready to take to the seas again?
Isn’t time for you to Discover the Adventures of Sea
Cruising and Traveling to Amazing Places all over the World!
I Specialize in Ocean Cruises,
My area of expertise is Caribbean Cruises
Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean
but also work with the following Cruise Lines
Azamara, Norwegian, Regent, Celebrity, Holland, Disney, Cunard, Costa, MSC, Oceania, Seabourn, Blue Lagoon, Viking, Emerald, Crystal, Ama Waterways, Avalon and multiple more
My homeport is on Topsail Island, North Carolina. I wake up and see the ocean out my window every morning. Our island is full of tourists all spring, summer and fall. In the winter the island is much quieter. Here I plan cruises for you and myself!
From here, I take off for my travels with my sister, Sisters Travel Adventures in our journeys cruising the oceans, discovering and exploring new ports of call. Let me help you take to the ocean and have your own fun, exciting cruise travel adventure or beach vacation in the Caribbean.
You will find more of my personal story in my Memoir Through the Woods to the Sea: A Journey of Becoming Me
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Cathy is a Personal Essay & Travel Writer
Traveler, Cruise Advisor, Beach Lover
Creator of Sisters Traveling Adventures Series
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