Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bermuda, Bahamas, come on pretty mama!

I've mentioned a bit ago that my soldier and I want to take a cruise this summer.  Planning was put on hold for awhile because of a handful of prerequisites that my soldier needs to complete before putting in his leave packet.  Slowly but surely, my soldier has been checking things off his list - and I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

It's been pretty nutty to coordinate time off with him being overseas.  I just went ahead and asked for the time off on my end, so we at least have solid dates in the works.  If a cruise doesn't necessarily happen, we can at least have the time together and that's what really matters.

Well, now that the hubs is getting things taken care of, more solid cruise plans can start!  I'm very pumped...!!  We were intending to use Royal Caribbean, but another cruise line came to my attention, Celebrity.  It's important that we leave out of New York City.  I think it would just be really easy, especially when my husband will be flying into NYC...we can just leave for our vacation without having to go on another plane.  It will save us plane fare, etc.  Plus, I've never been to Bermuda, which is the destination a lot of the ships go to from NYC.

Anyway, the Royal Caribbean cruise that I was looking into is 5-nights with two days in Bermuda on the Explorer or the Seas.  The Celebrity cruise that I found is 7-nights with three days in Bermuda on the Celebrity Summit!  The beauty of the new cruise I that it is relatively the same price as the Royal Caribbean option.  Ok, here is the dilemma...

First, I've never been on Celebrity.  I trust Royal Caribbean...I've cruised with them three times already.  After the whole Carnival debacle, I want to be very cautious with cruise lines in general.

Second, if we go for 7-nights, it will eat into another weekend.  The great thing though, both cruise lines have sail dates that work within the dates we've given ourselves.  It's just that with the shorter cruise, we would be able to utilize more time to visit friends and family.

So, should I go for a new cruise line with a longer stay for the same price?  What do you think I should do?  Thanks in advance!  :-)

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  1. I've never been on a cruise. Longer time for same price sounds enticing :) But would it be less stressful/nicer to have more days to spread out seeing family and friends? I think either choice will be a great one !!

  2. I would go for the new cruise line! :) It can hurt to try something new.

  3. I agree with Jen. Sounds like a lot of fun!


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