Friday, October 3, 2008


These are the reasons I love cruising-in no particular order:
  • Planning the cruise, searching for pictures, living/breathing everything about the ship
  • Reading ship reviews, signing up for the meet and mingle and talk with others cruising on MY ship at that time. Meeting new friends in advance of the cruise.
  • Leaving on a jet plane to fly into whatever port and relax the night before we sail away.
  • Ah..taking the shuttle to the port and seeing the large ships in the distance and the excitement mounting.
  • Get the paperwork out of the way, make our way to the gangplank and step onto the ship. Trying all the time to NOT stoop down and kiss the floor.
  • Checking out our stateroom and giggling in delight. Checking our table in the dining room and deciding if you want to change it.
  • Heading to the buffet for a quick bite before changing into our bathing suits.
  • Lying by the pool, frozen drink in hand and realizing that our vacation has started!
  • Taking a shower, get dressed and decide where to eat for that first evening.
  • Checking out the ship for awhile, then hitting the disco or karaoke lounge. Dancing til dawn.
That's just day ONE...more to follow!

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