We purchased a cruise package back in December, just a short one because we didn't know if we would like it. Boarding in NYC, it cruised up to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada then back again. Now that I've been....What's there NOT to like???? There are no dishes. No laundry. Taking out the trash? No. Cooking? HA HA HA HA no! For four days, all you have to do is go to shows, lounge by pools, visit the bar for frosty drinks, play games, and eat. I have to emphasize the eating: you EAT. Like you never have in your life. Breakfast bar in the morning with every type of breakfast food imaginable. A lunch buffet, with many hot dishes, as well as a deli and a burrito bar. And dinner...either you could go back to the buffet or to one of the ship's restaurants. We went to the main restaurant twice and had dinner in their fancy steakhouse once. (More on the Blue Plate Special for that one) And if you were STILL hungry after that, there was 24-hour pizza and soft-serve ice cream. Wow!
Where were the kids during all of this? They were happily spending some time with Grandmom and Grandpop down in Pennsylvania. I thought drop-off would be tough, but Will was very excited to see them and couldn't wait for us to leave! They had an awesome time and were quite spoiled by their grandparents, who they only get to see a couple times a year.
Now we're home....and it's a bit of a downer. I want to move a breakfast bar into my house. And have a cruise director announcing the day's activities. Well....maybe not, if they include laundry and going to work.
There will absolutely be more cruises in our future. Next time, we'll even (sigh) bring the kids with us. :)