Okay, this post was inspired by Bridesmaid Jenna, who sent me a super long, super excellent email recently all about cruises. Jen LOOOVES cruises and I am delighted to have my own personal cruise expert (cruipert?) on hand! Yes, the Groom and I have officially narrowed our honeymoon options down to the Caribbean, and now it's a matter of either picking an island and spending a week at a resort, or hopping on a cruise and seeing a bunch of different places!
Sorry Europe, we REALLY want to come visit you but with paying for this wedding first, you're officially a budget breaker. We will visit you in the next two years, though! Promise!
As the Groom is much more of an activities guy, we're leaning towards the cruise. Jen told us Royal Caribbean is the line to go with, as they cater more to our age group, and the fact that we'll be newlyweds! (Ooh, I think that's the first time I've typed NEWLYWEDS! I like it!) Now, we've never been on a cruise but I think we'll quite enjoy a floating hotel complete with multiple pools, amazing food, SUN, entertainment (cheese and non-cheese!), casinos, shopping, movie theaters...and the option to hit up several islands (and their beaches)!
So here's where I'm seeking input from blogland! While I have my expert on hand, I want to know: have you been on a cruise? Any recommendations? Will we have to plan on catching a super-early flight from Boston the morning after our wedding to make it to Florida to catch our boat? And maybe the funniest...how do you book a cruise? I've read on several sites that a travel agent is a good idea, as they will be able to get you a great deal AND tell you all about what's included, and what's not in booking. We're also AAA members so that might help us save a buck too, right?
Your comments are appreciated!!!