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Joanandjoe

OK, Sort of a Cruise is not a cruise!

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The thread about whether a day trip on a cruise ship counts as a cruise got us thinking about some of the "almost cruises" we've been on. We'd be interested in "almost cruises" that Crazies have taken. Ours include:

Ferries: Staten Island (many times), Bermuda, Boston Harbor, Washington State to Victoria, Vancouver Island to Vancouver, Halifax, Portland (ME), Denmark to Sweden, Calais-Dover, probably many others.

Day boats: Circle Line, Hudson River Day Line, Lake Skaneateles Mail Boat, Lake Champlain, Statue of Liberty, Lake George, Lake Geneva, Copenhagen--again, probably many others.

Sailboats - Joan's family owned one when she was a kid.

Cruise ship boat excursions - Alaska, the Med., Panama Canal

Tenders from cruise ships - lots.

Glass bottom boats or boats for snorkeling - several.

Motor boats - Joan has been on them a lot, Joe a few times. Joan's BIL (sister's DH) owns one.

Maid of the Mist - in a category all it's own. We love Niagara Falls!

Other special categories - Bateaux Mouches (Joe, in Paris), Gondola and Vaporetti (Joe in Venice).

Ships and boats are a lot of fun, even when they're not cruise ships. What "non-cruises" have you been on?

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Dinner cruise on the "Johnathan Padelford" riverboat on the Mississippi River.

Ferry boat to Madeline Island, of the Apostle Islands (up by Duluth/Superior)

Lots of tenders.

Sightseeing cruise on Lake Superior in Duluth on the "Vista King."

My dad's speed boat when I was growing up.

Our pontoon boat that we had for quite a few years at our lake place.

Glass bottom boat on Catalina Island, many years ago.

Hydroplane boatride to Catalina.

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Im from niagara falls, next time you stop by i recommend stopping in lewiston (or niagara on the lake from canada) and check out the jet boats that now operate in the niagara goarge...nothing like going thru catagory 4 waves going 60+ mph!

and here is the site, i recommened checking out some of the clips, enjoy.

http://www.whirlpooljet.com/

video/pics

[url=http://www.whirlpooljet.com/07_video/index.cfm]http://www.whirlpooljet.com/07_video/index.cfm

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Skaolboy, we go to N-o-t-l about every two years, see the Shaw festival, go to the falls, and go see our relatives in TO. As for the jet boat, we're not adrenoline seekers, and you couldn't pay us to take the jet boat. Maid of the Mist, Under the Falls, and the Spanish Aerocar are good enough for us!

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Boston Harbor tour cruise

Ferry to Sault Ste Marie Michigan

Mississippi River tour in St Loius

Whale watching tour in Maui

Numerous snorkeling tours

not to mention a few tenders

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Been on the Halifax Harbour ferry too many times to count.

Did the car ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland and back when I was a kid. Looking to try this again since I hear they have a casino on them now LOL.

Toronto Island ferry when I was younger.

An afternoon on my grade 12 math teacher's sailboat on Lake Huron.

Maid Of The Mist a few times.

Jet boat ride out of Clearwater Beach to see the dolphins.

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