A rather unique itinerary: Down the U.S. East coast on the Crystal Serenity

Map courtesy of Crystal Cruises
Map courtesy of Crystal Cruises

Today I am madly packing for our upcoming cruise on the Crystal Serenity which begins Friday. We are traveling for 19 days on the ship, all the way from Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the north, to Aruba in the Caribbean and ending in Miami, Florida.

This unique repositioning itinerary poses some real packing challenges: Half the time we will be in quite chilly even cold weather, and half the time we will be in hot weather. Which means packing more than usual.

I know, I know….layers are supposed to solve everything but you still need daytime clothes and nighttime clothes and evening wear….but I just weighed my bag at 47.5 pounds, so might just get those last few items in.

This cruise operates in two segments, from Halifax to New York City, and then New York to Miami. We are looking forward to seeing a number of cities from a different perspective. So, first, we fly to Halifax tomorrow. I’ll next be reporting from there.

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