Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bon Voyage to Me

Today, I can legitimately wear one of the very first Shirts for Cruising that ever went on sale at Cruise Ready Store. That's right, the Bon Voyage to Me T Shirt. Sure does feel good to be getting ready to spend a few nights on board one of those big beauties again!

My friend's flight lands shortly after mine at the same airport, so we'll be able to meet up and share a cab to the pier. Then, it's straight through VIP check in and across the gangway. (She's a frequent cruiser with this line, so she's "worked" hard to EARN that VIP privilege.)

Shortly after 4 PM, we'll don our life vests and procede to wherever we're told for our muster drill. Muster drill is a MUST, no matter how many times you've been through them before Many cruisers say look at the drills as a real pain. But, I prefer to think of them as an important milestone. It marks the end of all of your pre-cruise and the beginning of the real thing. It's the last thing you absolutely MUST do until you must get off the ship at the end of the cruise. So, in a way, it's kind of exciting, eventhough you could give the little speach for them - word for word.


Once muster drill is over, my time is all mine for the duration. And the ship will head out to sea. I can almost smell the sea air now! There's nothing like a cruise to refresh and reinvigorate the spirit, believe me.
Next stop: Key West