Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Reality Check....

After over 400 days - we are now just a month away from our cruise. It seems "real" now because our tickets have been issued and our electronic documents printed. Our boarding passes, luggage tags, etc., are now sitting in my ever ready little hands!!! One month from today, we fly out of Chicago and a month from tomorrow we'll be sailing out of Port Canaveral Florida en route to Cozumel, Belize and Nassau at the end of the week. In between our ports of call, we'll enjoy three glorious days "at sea" - early mornings, a good book, plenty of sunscreen, some "foo foo" drinks and a lounge chair on the Lido Deck.

Our ship, the Carnival Glory is one of the ships from the Conquest Class. It holds nearly 3,000 passengers and a crew of over 1100. There are 13 decks, a show lounge, two formal dining rooms (with two evening seatings), a casino, a dance club, a piano bar, a jazz bar, a library, a teen club, a sports bar, a coffee bar, a sushi bar, an internet cafe, the Red Sail Restaurant (buffet), a Dinner Club (which we have reservations at on Wednesday night), AND a pizza parlor, a fish and chips restaurant, a New York Deli and a hamburger joint. (Somebody had better remind me WHY I've lost weight to do this???)

Our room is on the Empress Deck. Four of us have balcony rooms all in a row. Our plan is to have our room steward remove the balcony dividers so that we have one LONG balcony. The other thing I LOVE about these rooms is being able to prop our balcony door open at night and listen to the sound of the ocean as you fall asleep.

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