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.
|Wed||Jan||20||Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands||9:00am||6:00pm|
|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|
Well, 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