As was occassionally heard over the 1MC (public address system) on my US Navy ship, "This is the Captain speaking." I've long since retired from the Navy and wouldn't exercise authority even if I had any, but I have enough "ego" to enjoy being called Captain even today.
My "cruises" with the Navy were not necessarily pleasure cruises, although I did enjoy some parts of each cruise. I got to visit a number of countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean while I was "driving the ship." But the real "tourist" travel, accompanied by my First Mate, began after my retirement.
So anything I write here will be about post-retirement travel. I will likely make some comments about my Navy travels, but the tours will be the main thrust. I write for my own amusement and to keep memories fresh. If you gain any pleasure or information from my writing, you're welcome.