Yearning for the escape of a cruise ship right about now? While the resurgence of 10-day cruises around the Caribbean may be far off yet, perhaps there's a happy medium option out there. Houseboats, floating hotels and "boatels" give us the opportunity to sail the seven seas...but also stay close enough to shore.
Imagine it: Waking up to the soft swell of the ocean waves all around you, the sun glistening on your windowpane, the promise of coastal lounging on the deck above laid out in front of you. Plus, you get a taste of living the sailor life, without, you know, the commitment.