A trip to remember...

Ok, me and this site are not clicking. For some reason my loyalty status still hasn't been updated and the review I posted last night disappeared...Oh Simon! LOL

Had a good time on the Glory (May 6-13), but it was not without a few mishaps. 

Because of work schedules, we weren't able to fly down until morning of the trip. 2 days before, Carnival sent an email advising we needed to add 2 1/2 hours to our scheduled arrival time (which was 10:30am) because they had to do routine testing. The ship just came out of dry dock, so what testing did they need to do??? We got the driver to take us around for a while, but still arrived a little after 11am. We had FTTF and our group was called to board around noon. They asked for ID as we boarded and I couldn't find my license (I'd just had it when we set up the onboard account), and figured it was in the bottom of my purse. I used my passport and kept it moving. We get to the cabin and I dump the purse. Somehow, within that 1 hour in the terminal, I lost my license! I almost started to panic...if I can't sit in the terminal and go to the bathroom without losing my license, how in the hell am I supposed to keep from losing my passport in the jungles of Belize? My #1 cruise rule - s%*t happens, but if at all possible, don't let it spoil the trip. I'll admit, there was some angst, but I did my best to keep from worrying. The Frog Island Iced Tea(s) really helped me to not to worry so much. I must have had a few, because by the 3rd day Alison (the bartender) had memorized my # and didn't even need to swipe my card; now that's great customer service! 

We had some challenges on this cruise. My knees started acting up, our excursion at the 1st port (GC) was cancelled without notice, my husband got sick and was down for day and half. In spite of it all, rule # 1 prevailed, we still had a good time...and I'm ready to go again. Happy

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Glad you had fun.  Have you located your license?  It has to be somewhere!?.   That would drive me nuts.  I hate when I have something in hand and can't locate it ten minutes later.  Frustrating but we all do it time to time.

Glad you were able to make the best of things!!  Welcome back :)

My kind of cruiser ...make the best of whatever happens ... glad you had a good time ...

Welcome home.  Hope the license is only misplaced (in a wrong slot in the wallet?) instead of lost.  Now you've had the "snake-bit" cruise, so the next ones will be great.  Sorry you had all the mishaps but glad you have rule #1 to rely upon.

Unpacked, went through everything again and still can't find the license. Will definitely be more careful next time. 

Mine somehow ended up in DH's wallet.  I looked everywhere and was getting ready to go get a new one.  Don't know what made us think to look there, but it was behind his license.  I guess I handed it to him for some reason when we were getting back on the ship.

 

Thank goodness that you found the license.  I know how you felt with it missing.  I'll bet that you are sleeping better now.  Glad that despite the few mishaps, things went pretty well.  Thanks for telling us about your experience.  We will all be even more careful now with our documents. 

You sound like a good person to cruise with. Knowing mishaps WILL happen, but making the best of a bad situation. Kudos for taking a cruising adventure once again (and again, and again, ...)

Great attitude! It's so true that stuff happens, but that's part of the adventure too. As long as you weren't renting a vehicle to drive in any port, misplacing your Licence is really just an inconvenience. It's so nice to read that you had a great time even though your DH was ill, and your licence went AWOL.

Don't feel bad about misplacing things, it happens from time to time. Glad you had a great attitude and went on with your cruise. If it helps, I left my credit card in a parking meter. Walked 5 feet away and my loving wife asks if I had my card. I said yes. Three hour laters I went to pay for dinner, guess what? No card. 

 

Lesson, when you wife asks you  question pay attention, lol. 

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