Posted August 19th, 2011, 06:57 AM
I woke up in the middle of the night for some reason, so I thought I would post a note.
Our dinner party on Wednesday night was truly wonderful. Our friends are so much fun and really enjoy one another so much. It got cool by the time we finally got around to eating, so we ate inside, which was fine. I did drink wine, but I didn't really eat much except a couple of deviled eggs and some salmon, all of which are perfectly fine on my diet. We will have brunch with these same folks (plus others) on Sunday after Mass at our friends' home.
Sounds like you are having fun, Mary, learning your new job. Personally, we hated NCL. The buffet felt like a high school cafeteria, and everything on the ship seemed a little tawdry. Maybe it was just the people on the ship as it was a repositioning cruise (over a weekend) and they always draw a different crowd. For some reason there were about 30 different groups of about 8 women who were there for a "girls' party weekend" and they got drunk and hogged the dance floor just being silly. Another thing we did not like about NCL is that they are ridiculously childish about bringing wine on board. We like to buy wine in different ports, which is perfectly fine with HAL, Princess or Cunard, but NCL insists on charing you a corkage fee when you bring it on board, whether you plan to drink it or not. Again, just way too high school for me.
After that first NCL cruise, we scratched them off our list. I will be curious to see what type of experience you have.
D, I am really happy to hear that things are working for the better with your son. That must be a real relief.
Smooth, I am with you in wishing I had a real cruise scheduled. We have one little three-day at the end of September, and that is it for cruises. We have a little trip to California in the beginning of September for my SIL's birthday party and then a 4-day ski trip to Steamboat in December, so I am hoping we can maybe work in something in early November. I am seeing lots of great deals for that time frame.
Kelly, I started doing a bedspread search on-line and was so excited to find one I wanted--on sale even--only to discover that they didn't have the size I needed.
Oh well, the search continues.
I need to try to get back to sleep. If I am not too tired after work, we will be going out dancing tonight.
Breathless with anticipation:
Celebrity Solstice 9/18 (Seattle to Vancouver) * RCCL Celebrity Majesty of the Seas 10/18 (Tampa to Cuba) * Constellation 4/19 (Singapore to Dubai)
Celebrity Constellation 11/17 (Rome to Abu Dhabi) * Emerald Princess 6/17 (Alaska) * Celebrity Infinity 2/17 (Antarctica) * Diamond Princess 11/16 (Asia) * Queen Victoria 4/16. (Cape Town to Southampton) * Caribbean Princess 2/16 (Western Caribbean) * Ocean Princess 12/15 (Trans Atlantic), Queen Victoria 10/15 (Istanbul and Eastern Med) * Pacific Princess 5/15 (Pacific Coastal) * Golden Princess 5/15 (Pacific Coastal) * Queen Victoria 2/15 (South Pacific) * Queen Elizabeth 11/14 Mediterranean (Croatia)*Golden Princess 09/14 Pacific Coastal * Queen Victoria 08/14 Baltic (Russia) * Grand Princess 5/14 Pacific Coastal * Star Princess 5/14 Pacific Coastal * Island Princess 4/14 Panama Canal * Star Princess 12/13 Hawaii (Best cruise ever) * HAL Noordam 10/13 WB Transatlantic * Golden Princess 8/13 Alaska * Golden Princess 12/12 Hawaii *Sapphire Princess 10/12 California Coastal * Caribbean Princess 7/12 Scandinavia * Caribbean Princess 4/12 EB Transatlantic Crossing * HAL Amsterdam 9/11 Puget Sound * Star Princess 7/11 Mediterraean * Island Princess 5/11 SFO/YVR * Emerald Princess 12/10 Aruba * Coral Princess 9/10 Coastal * Golden Princess 6/10 Alaska * Celebrity Mercury 10/9 Puget Sound * Star Princess 9/09 Alaska * Golden Princess 9/09 Coastal * Golden Princess 6/09 Alaska * Star Princess 5/09 Coastal * Sapphire Princess 12/08 Mexico * Golden Princess 9/08, Repo * HAL Volendam 9/08, Repo * NCL Star 9/08 Repo * QM2 7/08, New England * Island Princess 5/08 Coastal * Coral Princess 5/08 * Diamond Princess 9/07 * Island Princess 5/07 * Golden Princess 5/07 * HAL Veendam 9/06, Repo * Dawn Princess 9/06 Coastal * Dawn Princess 5/06 Repo * Sapphire Princess 9/05 PacificCoastal * Island Princess 8/05 YVR/ANC