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Canal minded, north to south

  It was the worst of times; it was the best of times. Truthfully, it was somewhere in between, although the overall impression as I write this post was that well, it wasn’t good! Sailing out of Miami it all seemed rather surreal. Beautiful night! A brief stay in a waterfront hotel with a fully staffed bar and a nearby seafood restaurant called Casablanca on the Bay was pleasant enough. And beneath our feet an equally beautiful ship! To say that Margo’s and my spirits were riding high would have not only been an understatement but somewhat discourteous to the cruise line that we had selected. We had booked passage on the Seabourn Ovation. A 689’ luxury cruise ship rated among the best luxury small cruise ships, having topped the list more than once. If you aren’t familiar with the vessels then you may want to check out this 2018 promo following its big win that year. This wasn’t our first voyage with Seabourn as readers of posts to this blog may recall the brief update that was incl