Pictures from a Mediterranean cruise.
In mid-July 2001, I took a 10-day Rome-to-Barcelona Renaissance cruise
. It was like a floating morgue. I hadn't seen so many old people in swimsuits since the movie Cocoon. Well, Renaissance went bankrupt shortly after the 9/11/01 attacks, so I copied their cruise brochure to this site. Try comparing their descriptions
of the daily activities to those I wrote below!
Cruises are the worst way for a photographer to travel. You travel each night from about 5pm to 8am, so you completely miss the chance to shoot pictures at sunrise or sunset. You generally have a fixed agenda, and there's often no room to explore on your own. Finally, you're travelling in groups and basically visiting a series of tourist traps, so there are always people in the way. Specifically, old people.