Smart thinking that you'll just have to plan another vacation with them! We too love cruising and i'm excited about 10 days! In the past we've stayed in Miami or Ft Lauderdale for a couple days prior to cruising which was always fine but am glad we wont be doing that this time - nice knowing we only have to unpack once or pack in a way that is strictly for the cruise and not have to think about hotel days. does that make sense?
And yes, you definetly make new friends! There's a number of them I keep in touch with which is nice as well as that they're from all over - some closer than others - i always find it interesting to learn about different parts of the country.
Getting close to the weekend! WHOOHOO!
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