It was my first trans-Atlantic crossing and I loved it. The first week was probably the most relaxing week of my entire life, a week without personal technology, well at least some of it. Since Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone before I was born I have never lived a week without a telephone. But I lived without out one for the crossing. I also lived without Internet since I would not pay $.79 per minute for what I was told was very slow service. I did use my Ipad to read and I did use my phone for pictures but relatively speaking I was not connected to the outside world.
We went days without seeing another ship and during that week I also saw a very minimal amount of television. So without technology it became a very relaxing week.
And probably like Christopher Columbus the most exciting thing each day was when and what was I going to eat!
So I might not be Christopher Columbus but we do have a bit in common.