Not that I don’t have anything to do. No, I can edit documents, complete another on-line course, pack (switching cabins) or knit. Since none of those options seemed anymore interesting than another I chose to first attend the back-to-back cruisers meeting (there are ~140 of us staying on for the next 8 nights of Norway. Well, boarding day, two sea days and five ports). The information was about what I expected. We can get off the ship, if changing cabins, pack up most of your stuff and your cabin attendant will move it. And, oh by the way, the tours we offered? They are cancelled since enough people didn’t want them. We will offer you lunch instead…..
Back to the cabin, since Knit, Needle & Hook was preempted first by the B2B meeting and secondly by the Kid’s Talent Show.
After seeing a friend on the last cruise drag out the same piece of paper on which she tracks her cruises as she had last fall complete now with notations layered on notations and covered with stickies, I decided that since I had paid for Numbers, I might as well use it. It took no time to set up a simple sheet with a few useful columns and enter upcoming cruises.
Then I decided that a bit more information might be useful so that it would all be in one place. You know, little items like cabin numbers, payment due dates and cost. Then I decided that it might be good to have the complete dates of the cruise, not just the start date. Just so I could avoid booking several things at the same time. Not that I would do anything so foolish. No, no way would I have the Rhapsody booked from Singapore to Istanbul via Dubai at the same time as the Legend making its way through the Panama Canal as the Star going from Los Angeles to Copenhagen. No, wouldn’t do anything like that at all. I just have cruises on hold to transfer to other cruises at first opportunity. My story and I am sticking to it.
By the third round of opening PDFs, I think I had all the information included and a few formulas set up so that I know how much I am spending (answer, not as much as I thought) and how many points I will have with various loyalty programs (a few more than I thought).
Now if I could just get excited about leaving my lovely and cheaper posh cabin for one nowhere near as nice and just as expensive…….