When you are passionate about photography, you can find beauty even in the simplest things. When you are passionate about cruises, you can’t stop exploring new destinations. When these two passions become one, true masterpieces are born…
Dear friends, it’s time to get acquainted with @fotosbycatherine and her inspiring
Royal Caribbean: Freedom of the Seas
@fotosbycatherine is an experienced photographer and cruise traveler. She’s already taken over 50 sailings since 1984. Most of them were with Royal Caribbean International and a few – with Celebrity Cruises.
Since the 2000’s, our blogger has taken pictures of every ship she sailed on. Besides, she loves to capture nature, sunsets and sunrises, the sea and the ocean, people, and everything that inspires her.
We asked @fotosbycatherine several questions, and that’s what she told us.
What is your favorite ship?
Definitely the Quantum class. Love the photography opportunities onboard. Lots to do and see! Fantastic adventures at sea!!
Royal Caribbean: Quantum of the Seas
What is your favorite destination?
Oh, Australia and New Zealand, and I would do it again in half a heartbeat! It was amazing, with fantastic destinations and wonderful people.
What destination is on your bucket list?
I have experienced Alaska cruising three times but would like to do an open jaw cruise including the Denali train ride and national park. I really want to photograph the wildlife.
Unbelievable combinations of Alaska
What was a reason for you to become a cruise blogger? What inspires you to take such beautiful pictures?
I have been taking pictures since obtaining my first Nikon camera in 1975. I love to share the places that I have seen and the vessels that I have sailed on. I would like to inspire others, especially those that have never cruised before, to explore the unknown and experience adventures of a lifetime. I try to share one photo a day from the ships that I have sailed on. I love what I do. It's a passion that I want to share with others around the globe.
Mind-blowing sunrise in Deerfield Beach, Florida
Let’s check more amazing pictures by @fotosbycatherine!
We’d like to end this fascinating story with the advice that @fotosbycatherine gave our readers and us:
Ask experienced cruisers what destination they liked the most. What excursions they would recommend. Do your homework. Make sure you have ALL of the proper documentation before leaving your house. Make a list of what you should bring with you. Many times, at the pier, we would say that "they have cruise brain" because all a passenger thinks about is the "time in the sun" or "where are the Pina coladas." They forget passports, deodorant, belts.
But most of all – enjoy the experience! Take pictures. Share with others. And next time, bring them along for the adventure!
Morning dawns at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida