Monday, July 20, 2009

One Small Step - July 20, 1969

One Small Step for Man,

One Giant Leap for Mankind

July 20, 1969, another one of those days that will be remembered for years to come. Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the lunar surface fulfilling a challenge put forth by President John F. Kennedy.

If you were alive in 1969, odds are you were glued to your radio or television set waiting to hear those first words, "The Eagle has landed." Unlike other days that we remember, this wasn't a tragic day, but rather a triumphant day. Man had entered the new frontier and successfully landed on new unexplored shores, much like the explorers who sailed the oceans in search of new land centuries before.

What does this have to do with cruise vacations you ask? The event itself isn't directly related to cruising, but Port Canaveral, home of NASA, is one of the popular ports of embarkation. That means you can extend your cruise vacation either before or after your cruise and visit the Kennedy Space Center and learn more about the space program.

Several cruise lines depart from Port Canaveral. You can select from Carnival Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. The cruises include 3, 4 or 5 night Bahama cruises, 7 or 9 night Eastern/Western Caribbean, 11 night Southern Caribbean, and even 14 night cruises to Eastern/Western Caribbean or even a Transatlantic.

Since 2009 is the 40th anniversary of the landing on the moon, this would be a good time to visit Port Canaveral, Florida. What better way to begin or end a cruise vacation than by visiting the space center to add some enrichment to your pleasure trip?
You too can make one small step by learning more about our history in space and those that have explored the new frontier. Let me help you take that step.

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