The annual Wholly Genes cruise appears to be the largest genealogy cruise of the year. While sponsored by the company that produces The Master Genealogist, a program for Windows, this is not a computer-oriented cruise. About two-thirds of the presentations are about other topics. This cruise has been sold out for months.
The cruise departs New York City this Sunday, October 26, with stops in St. Kitts, Antigua, and St. Thomas before ending in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 2. The genealogy "faculty" on board includes Elizabeth Shown Mills, John Titford, Megan Smolenyak, Barbara Vines Little, Robert Charles Anderson, John Grenham, Craig Scott, Tony Burroughs, Cyndi Howells, David Allen Lambert, Sandra Hewlett, Bob Velke, John Cardinal, Lee Hoffman, Barbara Grempler, Kent Riggins, and myself.
I was planning to write a description of the cruise for those who will not be attending. However, I see that Randy Seaver has already written an excellent description on his blog. I won't duplicate his words; I'd suggest that you read Randy's article at http://www.geneamusings.com/2008/10/im-almost-ready-to-cruise.html.
You can also learn more about the cruise on the Wholly Genes web site at http://www.whollygenes.com/cruise.htm.