|Published : 18 Apr 2017, 20:42:09|
Caffary couple completes 200 trips with same cruise line
US couple Bernard and Janice Caffary have recently completed their 200th Carnival cruise in just 15 years from Lakeland, Florida. That’s a total of 878 days at sea, and more than 13 sailings each year, on average, with the same company, according to a global media report.
More than 100 of those cruises have taken place on the same ship: the 2,056-passenger Carnival Sensation, and for 90 per cent of those sailings they reserved the same cabin.
Carnival honoured the couple’s landmark sailing with a ceremony at Port Canaveral cruise terminal, while they were served up a variety of VIP perks on their latest trip.
The pair clearly aren’t growing tired of their holiday routine, either - the cruise line said they already have 30 more voyages booked. If anything their dedication to holidays at sea is growing stronger.
The media reported on the couple’s Carnival commitment back in March 2015, after they had sailed 142 times with Carnival in 15 years. That works out at a shade over nine times each year.
Since then, however, they’ve squeezed in a further 58 sailings – or 29 a year.
It’s not the chance to explore the world that motivates them. The company’s ships based at Port Canaveral generally call at the same ports in the Caribbean and The Bahamas, while Mr and Mrs Caffary, aged 70 and 79, respectively, sometimes barely leave the ship.