Hey all. DH and I became empty nesters last year. The night our youngest announced he was moving out, my DH said he knew I'd be a little depressed, but we'd get through it together. Yeah right! By the time he got home from work the next day...we were booked on a cruise!! LOL. My mom was a TA and had arranged all of our cruises before. She became ill while we were on the cruise (April)...and passed away last July. At first I felt...guilty, because I was away when she had the seizure and was diagnosed (glioblastoma-brain cancer), and decided there was no way I was going on another cruise...something else might happen. I was so sad last Christmas, but as the oldest I was tasked with filling mom's role of making the Christmas cookies (12 different kinds!!). I pulled out the folder with all of the recipes, began to cry, and must have been holding the folder the wrong way because everything came tumbling out. As I started putting the contents back in the folder, I found all of these pictures of mom...ON CRUISE SHIPS!! I stood there in disbelief, laughing through the tears and knew I had my answer.
May 2017 we'll be taking our 3rd cruise since mom's passing, and somehow I still feel like a newbie, LOL. So here's the question that popped in my head today...How far out do you generally start booking excursions? We usually don't book through the cruise line,
Many thanks and happy cruising to all.