Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cruise tickets arrived yesterday...

The FedEx guy showed up while I was on the phone with my mom.  He brought me wine and a very stylish leather portfolio containing cruise documents.  I looked through it yesterday and noticed that the discount SeaDream used to give people who book onboard appears to have been rescinded.  Now, it looks like you have to book a specific cruise, pay a 25% deposit and get 5% off.

In the past, you could get that deal, or you could do an "open booking", pay $2500, and get 15% off.  We've done two open bookings.  Both times, I was under the heavy influence of champagne and a good time.  This time, we might not do it.  There are other cruise lines I want to try, especially since I have a tendency to throw up on SeaDream (small ship + rough waters= seasickness).  I would probably pick another ship that causes me to puke, but SeaDream is also more expensive than other lines...

So we'll see.  Of course, if I end up having as much fun as I usually do, I might want to book anyway.  The bad thing is that next year, my husband will be leaving his job and adjusting to life as a civilian.  We may not have the money to go on vacation, so I want to make this one count.  And if I can manage one for the fall, I want to make that one count too.



I do like the portfolio.  It smells great.

I posted about the discount issue on Cruise Critic yesterday and people were kind of upset.  This implied new policy may end up backfiring.

2 comments:

  1. I hope you find a cruise that meets your expectations regardless of which line you choose.

    Regarding motion sickness, my Dad give me ondansetron, which is a prescription tablet that dissolves in your mouth. It's intended to combat nausea in general and not specifically motion sickness, but we've found that it works better for my motion sickness than meclazine or any other specific anti-motion sickness meds.

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  2. It must be very handy to have a whole team of medical people in your family!

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