Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rainy Days are here again...

So today we get out of work, which happens to be the last day of being on these two teams. And it's gloomy, and rainy looking out there. It pretty much mirrored my sentiments regarding everything. I was sad to be leaving these two teams but at the same time excited about seeing what is upcoming with the new teams.

Not much planned for our weekend. We need to stay up late and sleep in so we can retrain our bodies for this new shift. That way I'm not falling asleep in my cubicle on Wed. LOL

I do plan on watching some of the new shows that are starting back up this week. Can't wait to see how some of them come back and explain what happened when they left off during the cliffhangers. So many cliff hangers last season too. Especially on the CSI's.

We did end up booking the same company we used in Grand Cayman on our Conquest cruise for the stingrays and snorkel fun at the different reefs. I'm really looking forward to it. Just have four months and a few days left to go.

No nobody's on a countdown here. LOL

I guess that is all for now.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Early Birthday Momma Faas and an update of sorts

First and foremost, I wanted to wish momma faas an early happy birthday. We hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow whatever it is that you.

We apologize in advance as we did not get a birthday card in the mail again. We have been absolutely horrible about it this year. I am going to make that our new year's resolution for next year already. To be better about getting birthday cards in the mail. You heard it here first. =)

We officially start our new shifts a week from this coming Wed. I'm nervous but excited because we have some familiar team members on it but a whole bunch of new.

Speaking of work, we officially have our vacation request approved already for the cruise. We will be off from Sat Jan 29th, and then we won't have to be back until Wed, Feb 16th. So a nice two week long vacation. So excited about it.

We have booked Nachi cocum already for our cozumel day. We will be there on a Tuesday where we usually are there on a Friday. So that will be interesting. A lot fewer ships in port with us so we should have exceptional service.

For Grand Caymen we are going to look into booking the company we used on the Carnival trip in 09'. They were a pretty good company.

Not much else going on with us. Just work work work until we get to our vacation time.

Take care for now.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cruise has been officially booked!!!!

The title says it all! We have offically booked our cruise for Jan of 2011. We had received an email letting us know about the sales they were having for labor day to get rid of inventory so we decided to check out pricing. We found a killer deal on the Jan 30th sailing of the voyager. They had discounts for both being a resident of the state of Texas and for labor day sale. We found an E1 category balcony that just happens to be at the aft of the ship. I am talking the very aft. We will be in one of those beautiful balconies overlooking the butt of the ship. LOL. We found it for only $759 per person. That is over a $100 dollars cheaper than last year, a better category and in one of the prime spots I have been hoping to land since our first cruise. This cruise will be a week later than the week we had talked about taking but they sailings were $25 cheaper than the week we originally wanted to go. I will post the itenerary at the end of this post so you can see where all we are getting to go. We will also be taking the week after the cruise gets back off to relax, get taxes done, and to just regroup.

We were not expecting to book this early as we normally wait until November or December with our christmas bonus but we couldnt pass up the killer deal and the aft balcony is the only one in inventory. Luckily since we did a future cruise booking on our last voyage we got a discount on the deposit and only had to pay $250. Plus we will start off the trip with $200.00 on board credit to spend. We have already discussed booking Portofino's again. So that will help out in that regards. We will also probably hit up johnny rockets again a few times as we loved the burgers/fries and onion rings there. We might get off the ship with a really cheap onboard statement for a change. We have definitely decided no art auctions this year as we still havent hung and framed all the pieces from last year. We are thinking about getting that done with our income tax refund. Taking all the pieces to michaels and having them do it as we liked their work better than hobby lobby.

I guess that is about it for now. Now to posting the ports of call for this week as they are different than the other one.

Day Port *** Arrive Depart Activity

30-Jan Galveston, Texas 5:00 PM

31-Jan Cruising

01-Feb Cozumel, Mexico 7:00 AM 4:00 PM Docked

02-Feb George Town, Grand Cayman 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Tendered

03-Feb Falmouth, Jamaica 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked

04-Feb Cruising

05-Feb Cruising

06-Feb Galveston, Texas 7:00 AM