Recreation: Down to the Sea

Boats, like horses, were once used for transportation; now they are mainly for pleasure. When it is your own boat, this is called cruising; when it is not, it is called taking a cruise.

Cruises come in all shapes and sizes, from the Caronia's annual round-the-world ($2,875-$ 14,000) to Eastern Steamship Corp.'s all-expenses weekend sprees starting at $59 between Miami and Nassau. There are special cruises emphasizing bridge (with Charles Goren), culture (Japanese brush painting and photography). And for the "adventurous"—meaning those with a hankering for hardship, seamanship, courtship or strong drink—there is something called a "Windjammer Cruise."

Beating through Bahamian waters...

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