The low Canadian dollar is killing us. We originally were going to head out on the Royal in the new year for 37 days. Three ten day voyages and then add a seven day cause we haven't been to Nassau and St. Maarten in so very long.
We both were quite excited about this. Everything was reserved, cruises, flights, hotels, and car.
But after much discussion last night we had to come to the realization that we had to cancel the last leg. Even with the price of $700 US each that is a $1,000 Canadian.
Then we also had to pay the difference in flight cost which was around $300 each! Crazy. Mike recommended we just leave our itinerary as it is and then just not take the return flight. Then book a one way flight home at a good rate.
Even though we haven't booked the flight as of yet it looks like we can get one way flights for $530 Canadian total for both seats. So instead of $500 US each we will pay the $530 total and Canadian.
Sure it would of been nice but hey I certainly can't complain or whine too loudly since we will be on board for 30 days.
But this does give me some sense of accomplishment and realizing it is more important to stay within our budget.