RECENT CRUISES, FUTURE TRAVELS
JONATHAN FUCHS, VIA EMAIL
We had a delightful two weeks on the Queen Mary 2 in May/june (trans-atlantic and Norwegian fjords), followed by a week in Helsinki and Germany. … I called it our visit to the great symphony spaces in Helsinki, Berlin and Hamburg. The new Elbe Philharmonic is particularly spectacular, and it’s revitalizing Hamburg. We were pleasantly delighted with our first big-ship cruise, and we’re now booked on the new Queen Anne’s Caribbean itinerary in February 2024. We followed the cruise with a week in Singapore in September, then a grand trip to Spain/morocco in late October/early November. We will cap off 2022 with a week in New York City mid-december. We’ve had zero issues in all our travels — though we did have concerns traveling through London Heathrow Airport with all the British Airways cancellations. I had a backup plan with KLM through Amsterdam, but even that airport faced labor issues, so we stuck with our original British Airways flight which, fortunately, did not get canceled. Still, I’ve always felt it’s best to be prepared with a backup plan nowadays.