01-01 - Bruce and I finally got to teach arts and crafts classes on the cruise I had been requesting every year, but never landed. I have always wanted to see Maine (especially during autumn) and Boston has been on my list for several years. You would think any exotic itinerary would be the difficult cruise to get, but I was able to get some fantastic itineraries over the last several years. THIS one, on the other hand, was the tough one. The cruise lines we work on wouldn't place arts & crafts on this itinerary, for some reason, but this year was different. We got lucky, because this itinerary isn't available for arts & crafts next year and the opportunities overall are dwindling to slim pickin's!