I'll say it a hundred times, but simply taking time to stare out over the water, seeing people moving around onshore, watching ships leave port, all are among the best of things about cruises. Even those who feel the need to be on the go constantly find themselves drawn to the almost spiritual quality of the open ocean, the sounds of water passing alongside a ship and feeling of the air blowing by. I may risk delving into hyperbole perhaps, but but the sentiment is sincere. This video was taken almost as an afterthought while aboard Independence of the Seas. I came to fully appreciate it nearly a year later as I began to work to edit and polish the content. Later, I began to watch these videos during lunch at work, part of my being online when I can't be onboard. I hope you enjoy the few minutes of escape too!