First of all, I have the best job ever. Helping people plan vacations is just plain old fun....and the fact that Disney pays me to do it is even better. If there is any downside to my job, it is that I have to do a lot of talking...and after awhile I am truly sick of my own voice. So after a fabulously busy and productive January (in a good way!) I am sneaking off to Disney with a girlfriend for a 3 day cruise on the Dream. It will be my first sailing on the Dream (she just celebrated her first birthday, you know!) and I am beyond excited.
My girls were a little annoyed that I was leaving without them, but when they realized that that meant they had their favorite manservant (their father) at their beck and call for the weekend, they decided it was not so bad after all. So they are sending me off with their blessings. I am trying not to take offense.
So what am I looking forward to the most?
Fabulous company aside, I am looking forward to ridiculously sweet and expensive cocktails served in the DCL hurricane glasses as we leave Port Canaveral. I am anxious to see what my friend Crush has been up to at Animator's Palate. I am ready for the warmth of sunshine on my face and sand between my toes - even if it means that there is a bathing suit involved. I am hoping that the water is warm enough for some snorkeling on Castaway Cay. I am anticipating a delicious dinner in the relative peace of Palo. I want to wander around the Straw Market in Nassau to find some treasures to bring home to my babies and the hubs, whom I will miss terribly.
As for said babies and the hubs....they will get their time on the Dream in April. I am excited to be able to take 2 cruises in such a short period of time wearing two different hats. This cruise is all about the grown up stuff, I want to try a mixology class, check out Serenity Bay and all there is for grownups to do. Next time it will be about the kids - the characters, the clubs, the pools. This trip is an oceanview stateroom, on deck 2...next is a veranda on deck 8. This trip we are flying in and out and pushing the time limits to do so. The next we will drive and check out a hotel near the port. This trip is 3 days...is it enough? Next trip is 5...will it be too much?
I will find out and let you know! I have a lot of work to do as soon as I land in Orlando in only a few short hours. I know, I know...It is a tough job. But by know you know that my dedication to my job is boundless! :) Also, keep checking back for news about our new blog dedicated to Disney cruises. It will be launching soon!