There is something sad and folourn about the sound of a ships foghorn. Is it a cry for help or a get out of my way? Either way I could not help but be moved as we heard the great reverberating sound of ms Koningsdam’s fog horn as we blasted our way down the coast of Norway shrouded in fog. It was an almost comforting feel as we sat cosseted in the Italian restaurant on board enjoying fine pasta and a chilled Sauvignon blanc. It conjured up images of Leonardo Di caprio in a life belt floating among icebergs while Celine Dion belted out the theme song of Titanic. It reminded me of those old great fifties films such as The sea shall not have them. Seriously, google it. I can’t remember who was in it. It it featured navy marines floating in mine infested waters after their air craft carrier had been torpedoed. Wow …they don’t make movies like that any more.
That’s what makes cruising so special. It doesn’t have to have Caribbean islands and umbrella cocktails to make it special…it is a tradition many years old which is enjoyed in the waters of the arctic or the Antarctic, through the famous canals of the world such as Panama or Suez. It is the art of travelling in the style of a bygone era and personally I love the foggy nights on the sea.