Posted May 9th, 2017, 08:18 PM
Been looking at different reviews to see if we want to do the Escape next - one of the best reviews I've seen in a while!
Thanks again, It turns out Cruising IS our thing as well. Booked the Escape again for spring break next year!Wow - thank you so much for sharing your story. I've always been an emotional creature, savoring those moments when you feel the most alive; when you can appreciate all that has come before, and all that will follow once you're gone. Those moments you had on the balcony... so full of "life".
Sorry for this lengthy post, I left you a beer sitting on the counter at "home" a couple of nights.I'm returning to the escape in 66 days, and fully intend to return the favor.
Doug, will you be live reviewing again?I honestly haven't decided yet, as my upcoming cruise is a merged repeat of my two prior threads. It's the Escape ship on the Western Caribbean itinerary, which I covered on "Dawn - Live 11/27".
Doug, Let me just say thanks for this hall of fame review. Cruising was very much a bitter sweet thing for us. My Mom & stepdad went on about 25 cruises during their 35 yrs together. We lost my stepdad in the summer of 2012. The next March my mom wanted to introduce our entire family to their passion. So a group of 11 of us did a 7 day on Carnival Freedom western route. While we had a great time, it just didn't feel like our thing. Sadly we lost Mom in Sept of 2014. She was a cruise critic junkie, took me a while to come back to these boards and lurk around.
Stumbled on your review around Christmas of 16 and was hooked, I probably read it 2 or 3 times, insisted my wife read it and then my brother. Wife read through it and was just amazed in the different experience "wandering" around the ship vicariously through your report.
After debating and planning we found that the May 6-13 Escape would be our family adventure this year. While originally my brother and his family were gonna come along some scheduling and financial conflicts happened and they were unable to join us. It ended up being just me and the wife and our 17 & 7 yr old girls. Although the weather in St. Thomas & Tortola didn't turn out all that well, it was indeed an amazing trip that will never be forgotten. Was able to catch a few sunrises & sunsets from our balcony, just me enjoying the serenity of the open ocean and really feeling my mom their with me.
Sorry for this lengthy post, I left you a beer sitting on the counter at "home" a couple of nights. Thanks again, It turns out Cruising IS our thing as well. Booked the Escape again for spring break next year!
My phone is honestly showing 4:38pm right now. I have to stop and think each time I post a time. I wouldn't be surprised if I accidentally travel back in time at some point tonight.
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