The one downside of doing such a large cruise this year is that it used up almost all of our vacation time this year. So what is a girl to do? But plan a future cruise.
We really missed the Caribbean this year so I discussed with Bernie, do we go back next year?
The one good thing is that the Royal will be doing the 10 day itinerary instead of the Crown. Now is that good or bad, well I guess it depends who you ask.
We haven't been on her and I really want to see her, but there are some things I will miss from the Emerald (Skywalkers, Oustide cabins, wrap around promenade, oh and the Explorer's Lounge). But there are quite a few things that I am looking forward to on the Royal (Champagne Bar, Fondue dinners, the aft area of the ship, the bigger showers, the new Live Theater, the larger Horizon Court and well a ton of other things).
Bernie's birthday is the 18th of January so it is a given we have to be away then. But the ship is scheduled to leave on the 18th, so it looks like it will be our embarkation day.
We have now booked the highest inside guarantee on the Royal for a back to back to back. Thirty Days again! We talked about twenty but we knew that we would be disappointed if we had only twenty so we thought lets do it for thirty. This is why we have to book an inside, we just can't justify the added costs for the balcony. If we booked a balcony for twenty days it would actually cost more than the thirty days in the inside.
So if you are interested in joining us, look into the January 18, January 28 and the February 7th cruises on the Royal.
Ports include: Princess Cays, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Kitts, Dominica, Antigua, and Grand Turk.