Posted January 4th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Hi Fellow Seadreamers,
I am checking in on the Boards to allow my excitement level to climb that much more than packing alone allows. This exciting thread seals it and new levels have been achieved! Thanks! I will begin to pack tonight with very high hopes that a shop in San Juan has a nice pair of white pants. Though I tried, Toronto didn't have a single pair. I found a bunch of lovely trousers at Tommy Bahama today, but not white... one pair of winter white, figures. Sigh! The challenges of preparing for this cruise.
My husband and I are not concerned with quality of the service we will receive. We are coming with a hopeful attitude and are prepared to repeat our drink orders daily if necessary without expecting them to be memorized. (although I can appreciate the expectation based on price). Our friends that are joining us for the first time are "seasoned" Four Season visitors and I'm sure will promptly report on how they find the service. Our friends basically only visit the Four Seasons and I'm quite sure consider it one of Canada's finest exports! They were very disappointed when I told them of the condition of the FS on Nevis, as reported on another thread. Looks like we'll all be riding bikes around the island that day
All that being said, I am prepared to join in the ship comandeering if necessary!
We're in 202, closest to the dining room. Perfect for my husband. He manages to work up quite the appetite during a day. The last few trips we've been very lucky with the sea-sickness, it has been absent. It's amazing how quickly a perfect vacation can go "sour" if you're not feeling well. The advice given is very helpful. Our friends who have never cruised have not done so for fear of being sea-sick. It remains to be seen.
We are all leaving Toronto on Wednesday morning. My husband and I will also fly through Miami, whereas our friends fly through NY. The weather will not be perfect and appears to be a mix of snow, freezing rain and rain. We've given ourselves an extra, extra day this year, so we're not too worried.
Goodness knows we're open to meeting, chatting and drinking. Since we're all in the same boat together (the puns just don't stop...), we can meet up anytime. 6:30pm pre-dinner drinks are perfect. The four of us will be very obvious, we finish all our sentences with "eh". The last time we cruised we were the only Canadians on board.
We look forward to meeting you all, and are happy that you share the enthusiasm for this special vacation that we have! This is the highlight of a very hard-working year and I simply can't wait.