Fancy Cabins

Cabin 1298

Cabin 1298

I will totally and completely admit to enjoying being comfortable while cruising. I don’t need it. I can live without it, but it is really nice. So I have my budget worked out and get the best that I can within that limit. I don’t really need a balcony on most cruises to tell you the truth, but I like space. I have traveled in more than my share of insides and I can do that. But would rather not if it can be helped. There are plenty of times where it can’t because I am not about to spend more on a outside cabin or balcony than I would on a suite going across the ocean. There is this basic principle of fairness which I try very hard to ignore, especially when faced by an airfare bill that is equal to 24 nights room, board and transportation. 14 hours vs 24 days. What is up with that anyway?

So I had booked a nice cabin on this cruise. Into the category where Royal gives me an extra point a night, not that I really care or it would make a difference on my status.  Then I get notified by my travel agent that I have been upgraded. My only question – Starboard side? Yes. Ok. The lovely part of the cabin in the room.

The downside is that there is a footboard on the bed. The corner is positioned to catch me on the thigh just about 10 cm up from my knee. And I have the bruises to prove it. This is the only category of cabin on the ship where the bed doesn’t come apart. I’ve done this to myself a couple of times before and have balanced the cabin size (huge) with living area, dining area and the jacuzzi tub separate from the shower against a line of bruises up my leg and the much smaller balcony.

So I have diner quietly in my cabin to enjoy the peace and take full advantage of the cabin. Seems this cruise that 75% are in the Windjammer with plates in both hands.

a few hundred squares stitched

a few hundred squares stitched

On the cross stitch front I have made a small amount of progress

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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