Thursday, October 13, 2011

Things to do when you can't cruise.........

It's so hard right now without a trip in sight. I'm having real honest to goodness cruise withdrawals. So I tried to figure out what I could do instead of daydreaming of a cruise.
Hmmmm.....I could,

update my facebook
paint my nails
take a nap
unload the dishwasher...

Well this isn't working. I want a cruise!!!! There are such amazing deals on transatlantic cruises (as low as $499!! 12 nights!) and last minute cruises that it's making me crazy. Why couldn't I have been in Oprah's audience when she passed out a week-long cruise on Allure of the Seas.

Double darn. Well that's enough rambling for now. (rambling= whining)

Happy cruising! Mary

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Carnival goes Muted!

The new Carnival Breeze that will debut in 2012 is a beauty. No more the days of old neon, giant sculptures, crazy carpet and mind boggling color combo's. This gem is really understated in a good way with color thrown in but not 'in your face'. Perhaps there will be a new class of Carnival lovers after they sail this ship. I may just have to check it out!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Talking about new ships - here's the one's being built. Disney has the new Fantasy that will be out in March 2012, Carnival Breeze will be out June 2012, Celebrity Reflection will be out Oct. 2012, Royal Princess debuts in early 2013. Looks like the cruise industry is going swimmingly!

Where has the time gone...

Ok, I really have to make more time for this.

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
-Ferris Bueller

Well said, Ferris. So here I am with my first blog in 8 months. What's new in the cruise industry? Big, big ships and more on the way. Celebrity Silhouette, Norwegian Epic, and the of course the big mama of them all, Allure of the Seas.

I've helped a bunch of friends book cruises but I am still going through cruise withdrawals and it's not pretty. I miss it sooo much!!! I need a better paying job. *sigh*

Friday, January 14, 2011

What is it about winter that turns our minds to cruising?

Seriously though, as soon as January comes the first thing on my mind is cruising. I suppose it should be a New Years resolution but I've given up on those. My mind works in a, cruising, work, cruising, friends, cruising. It's so sad really. The worst part is that I don't have a cruise booked.

Building a house and buying a camper have put a serious dent into the finances. I'm going through serious withdrawals and it's not pretty. I have a lustful need to cruise. For me planning a trip is like foreplay. Getting on the plane and spending the night in the port city is orgasmic, the sailaway is that post coital cigarette. (and I don't even smoke!)

Not to sound R-rated, but that's what cruising is like for me. Don't get me wrong, my God and family are number 1 and 2. Cruising is definitely number 3.

Am I the only one that feels like this?
Happy Cruising, Mary