My family and I just came returned from a “Back to Back” or B2B cruise. You might ask, what’s that? Well, it’s where you take at least two cruises back to back. For example, we cruised 4-7 Jan 2019 on the Carnival Victory out of Miami to Overnight Nassau. Then we stayed on the same ship, same cabins (you have to ask for this!), and cruised 7-11 Jan 2019 on the Carnival Victory to Key West and Cozumel. Because we had the same room, there was no need to pack our suitcases. In between cruises, we had a leisurely day eating breakfast, waiting for all to exit ship, and then we got priority “boarding” for our second cruise. We only had to exit to show our passports to customs, re-board and receive our new sign and sail cards. The process was easy. Note: Each cruise is separate so you do need to settle each cruise account separately.
Have you ever wondered how to get the best price for your cruise vacation? Well, let me count the ways! My family and I love cruising, and we have been to the “school of hard knocks” when trying to get a great cruise deal! So, I’m sharing what I’ve learned so far. I want your cruise vacation to be memorable and at a great price! Before we get into how to get the best price for your cruise, there are some simple steps I recommend you take to become a cruise insider. Cruise insiders stay on top of the deals and promotions as they become available so you know a great price when you see it, and you have lots of great choices before you decide.
Happy New Year! I hope this post finds you in good spirits and looking forward to another year!
As 2019 approaches, most of us think about what we will do different this year. We may decide that this is the year we will lose weight, eliminate our debt, or travel more. Perhaps we will pursue that promotion we always wanted. Each year brings on new possibilities. We have so much to consider, and so much to do.
Instead of New Years resolutions, why not establish a 5 year plan? This approach will allow you to be strategic, focus on your priorities, understand what takes you away from your priorities and help you to truly work towards achieving your goals. To get started, I recommend you take a look at the website Organize My House, and the post, How To Create A 5 Year Plan which can be found here: https://organisemyhouse.com/how-to-create-a-5-year-plan/
I pray that 2019 brings you clarity, good health, a closer relationship with God, and blessings beyond your imagination!
Between The Dashes
This was the first time Al and I went on a cruise, just the two of us, leaving from Port Canaveral going to Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Turk on the Carnival Sunshine. During this cruise, we experienced a lot of firsts which I’m excited to share!
- Cruise Director: Al and I weren’t aware how important the cruise director is on a cruise. Ours was awesome! Our Cruise director was Mikey, and he made you feel like you wanted to be wherever he was on the ship because you knew you were going to have fun! Now I know what it means to say Carnival’s “Fun Ships”! Mikey selected Al to participate in a dance contest and Al actually won! Mikey started our day with fun and had events all day long if you were up to it! Here’s a pic of Mikey with Al and I.
If you have more than one child, you realize they are all different with different needs. Well, my daughters taught me this. At the time, it wasn’t funny, but years later I can look back on it and laugh. My daughter was about six years old, a time when kids enjoyed spending the night over a friends’ house. I didn’t always let her spend the night with friends, but this night, I decided to let her go. I made sure the parents were home, and that I could reach them in case of an emergency.
Anyway, my house phone rang about midnight. Phone calls this late can be really scary. I wondered if it was my Mom telling me someone was ill, or worse yet, someone had died. I was almost afraid to answer the phone since it was so late.