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This month’s highlight was the 2016 Conference of the Titanic Historical Society.
Directly from the journal, we recount our visit to Canada/New England.
With seven feet of snow in Boston, we met some amazing travel experts, read a great book, and relived a visit to a splendid ship.
Still getting back into the groove, we share two favorite pastimes – ship spotting in Boston and reading
We’re back! What better way to return than to share new journal entries?
In our back-
Join us as we share our day-
It’s back to Canada and New England as we celebrate the start of cruise season in Boston.
While the NauticalNotebook editor was sidetracked with pressing (and now-
A new year is often a time of reflection. In this issue, we revisit some of our past ships that are now serving far away from home, have ceased operation, or, sadly, are no longer with us.
Autumn was a busy time for the NauticalNotebook staff, as well as for Cruiseport Boston. While our staff was tending to our paying jobs, Cruiseport Boston was hard at work.
August/September 2012 (Focus on Canada/New England)
Join us in two of our favorite ports in eastern Canada. And, while onboard ship, consider exploring some new experiences.
July 2012 (Focus on Alaska)
We returned to Alaska this summer and have a new journal to share, as well as new reviews of several ports. We also ponder the question of which of today’s cruise ships will be considered classic years from now.
June 2012 (Focus on Europe)
In this issue, we honor the continent of Europe through port and shore excursion
reviews in Dublin, Northern Ireland, and Italy, and review a novel that provides
an alternate history of British shipbuilding. We also examine how liners were reconfigured
for military service from 1911-
The staff of NauticalNotebook suffered a devastating loss with the passing of a close friend and fellow ocean liner devotee. We pay tribute to her years at sea and several shore excursions we enjoyed as a result of her recommendations.
April 2012 (100th anniversary of Titanic tragedy)
As the maritime world commemmorates the centennary of the loss of Titanic, NauticalNotebook honors the ship that rescued the survivors and the city that coordinated the recovery mission.
The first notebook was nothing elaborate, yet chronicled a variety of early cruising memories.
Daily diaries from our Norwegian Jade cruise to Monte Carlo, Nice, Rome, Florence, Sorrento, Pompeii, and Palma de Mallorca.
The historic city of Boston welcomed 22 ships on 107 port calls this year. Here are some of them.
Our Two Hours Onboard... series returns with a visit to an impressive Jewel.
At a busy time of year, we recount a weekend cruise on a ship we first sailed thirteen years earlier.
As much we lament the passing of classic liners, we need to acknowledge the positive
changes in the modern cruise industry. Also, join us on our favorite itinerary and
an overview of a favorite liner-
June 2011 (100th anniversary of Olympic’s maiden voyage)
A very special issue on our favorite ship, RMS Olympic, who had an extraordinary life that greatly transcended the unfortunate title of Titanic’s sister.
May 2011 (75th anniversary of Queen Mary’s maiden voyage)
In this special issue, we celebrate a milestone anniversary of RMS Queen Mary by
recounting a 2005 visit and reviewing a marvelous children’s book depicting a transatlantic
crossing on her longtime rival. Also join us for a 14-
April 2011 (99th anniversary of Titanic tragedy)
In April 1912, RMS Titanic met with tragedy on her maiden voyage. In this special issue, we look at the human side of this event, and include an editorial on the fact/fantasy balance in the blockbuster movie.
Our first reader’s choice article focuses on the causes of and remedies for seasickness,
in the rare event you’ll experience it. We also describe how new itineraries added
variety to our cruises, and document a long-
Inspired by a conference session by two renowned travel experts, we share unconventional port visits in the U.S., Bermuda, Holland, Norway, and more. Also, join us on our first Alaska cruise, our last cruise on our beloved Norwegian Majesty, and an amazing shore excursion out of Naples.
Comprehensive review of a Western Mediterranean cruise on NCL, journal entries from two spectacular cruises, a review of a favorite homeport, and a recent addition to the library.
More reminiscences, a bucket list wish fulfilled, and our first editorial.
November 2010 (Maiden Issue)
Recalling favorite cruise memories from over the years, opening our reference library, and organizing a family cruise. Dedicated to Mildred and Arnold Plotnick.