13th & 14th (Upcoming) Pride B2B January 2016

Upcoming Cruise(s) of My Dream

When I was surfing the Carnival website, I found a cruise. It was leaving Baltimore and that would be great (6-7 hours away). And it was the Pride (a great ship).  Problem? – Yup, it ended up in San Juan and you had to fly home.  Solution? – Sure there is, do a back-to-back and stay on board the ship all the way back to Baltimore.  Problem? – Yup, that would be very expensive.  Well if you know my husband, you know that this is not going to be an easy “sell” job on him One must prepare her case like a lawyer preparing for closing arguments.


Sun Jan 17 Baltimore, MD 5:00pm
Mon Jan 18 At Sea
Tue Jan 19 At Sea
Wed Jan 20 Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands 9:00am 6:00pm
Thu Jan 21 At Sea
Fri Jan 22 At Sea
Sat Jan 23 Aruba 8:00am 11:00pm
Sun Jan 24 Curacao 8:00am 5:00pm
Mon Jan 25 Bonaire 8:00am 11:00pm
Tue Jan 26 At Sea
Wed Jan 27 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 7:00am 4:00pm
Thu Jan 28 San Juan, Puerto Rico 7:00am

“Look, John….see the great itinerary, I found. And it’s on the Pride, we can get a French door, you know how you like those!”

“You forgot to mention, Peg, that the ship ends up in San Juan. What’s it gonna cost to get home?  And then there’s the price of the hotel.”

“Well, John, funny you should ask that,”  I say innocently.  “With the cost of food, an airline flight, and a hotel room  — it adds up to be the cost of another cruise.  Say for example, the cost of staying on board in San Juan and returning to Baltimore.”

Let me show you the second cruise, John.  Have you ever been to….”


Thu Jan 28 San Juan, Puerto Rico 10:00pm
Fri Jan 29 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 8:00am 5:00pm
Sat Jan 30 Antigua 8:00am 5:00pm
Sun Jan 31 Dominica 8:00am 5:00pm
Mon Feb 1 St. Lucia 8:00am 5:00pm
Tue Feb 2 St. Kitts 8:00am 5:00pm
Wed Feb 3 St. Maarten 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Feb 4 At Sea
Fri Feb 5 At Sea
Sat Feb 6 At Sea
Sun Feb 7 Baltimore, MD 10:00am

WeddingWell, my friends, I will not bore you with the remainder of the sales pitch that began. John and I would love to visit the islands mentioned above in the Southern Caribbean, but yes, it’s a lot of money.  As with any big purchase (and I know many couples who do this), we spent a lot of time talking and thinking about this.  We have a whole year to prepare and to save our pennies.  But I must tell you that the biggest deciding factor was the fact that in 2016 we will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. That alone will be the best celebration!  Thank you, Chief – you have class!

Let’s Begin the Preparation

Better Calendar 1_Page_1Return to Baltimore, Sunday, Feb. 7th at 10:00 a.m.





2 Responses to 13th & 14th (Upcoming) Pride B2B January 2016

  1. Joan Trainor says:

    I can’t wait to see your video of your July 2016. Pre Happy 40th Anniversary!!!!! Meanwhile I’ll be celebrating my 80th Birthday. Bon voyage safe and fun trip. I love you guys

    • Peg Martin says:

      Thank you, Joanie, and a very Happy 80th Birthday to you. Hopefully, I will have time to work on that magnificent January cruise that we took the beginning of this year. The July cruise is TOTAL relaxation after a hectic 6 months!

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