We started the winter cruises to get connected with locals who knew and loved the Columbia III from her earlier mission/hospital ship days, but now just about everyone wants to join us for our annual Christmas Cruises. We provide the tea, coffee, cookies and the vessel, you just show up and pay $10 if you have the money, and come for free if you don’t.
I ended up with dozens and dozens of calls waiting on my voice mail, all requesting reservations for 2-10 guests . . . I finally just couldn’t keep up with the flood of interest. Oops! Next year I will change my voice mail message when the boat is full and it will take some of the confusion out of the process. I am always taken aback by how many people want to join these humble cruises. We took about 88 passengers over two days but I think I turned many more than that away! . . . . .
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!