In deciding to take this journey, I consulted a vast number of people. My parents, my aunt, my sister, my friends, people who had done the boats in the past, my bosses, and I even had a chat with the cat that lives in my house.
One person I consulted I did so without his knowing. Or, maybe he knew. I wouldn't be surprised.
The advice he gave me I carried with me until it was time to leave for the cruise. I literally carried it with me:
"Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God."
Thank you, Mr. Kurt Vonnegut. I hope everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.