I know that a lot of people right now are thinking twice about ever taking a cruise, given the colossal fuckup by Carnival with their powerless, stinky boat. But here at Team Puzzoni headquarters, we haven't been able to stop talking about our three-night cruise on the Disney Dream last week. The truth is, we can't wait to do it again.
As I said before, I had no expectations for the cruise, because it was initiated with the plan to surprise my father-in-law. I didn't know I would have such a good time. What I expected even less was for Simon to be talking about it a week later. He barely hangs on to what he did the same day, and he keeps asking when we're going "back on the ship."
So what kind of trip would we do? If we were going to do the Bahamas again, I think I'd like a four-night variation on what we did. They have itineraries that are essentially the same, only they add a day at sea at the beginning or end, floating very slowly, I assume.
We did actually talk about doing an Alaska cruise when we were in Seattle, and Disney was actually using it as a port (they appear to use Vancouver now). That's a one-week deal on one of the smaller two boats. I think those would be fantastic summer trips. You could do an interesting add-on, too, like a train from Seattle to Vancouver.
If I'm being particularly ambitious, I think I would really enjoy doing a Mediterranean cruise. Those vary in length, with one that's almost two weeks. They stop all over the place, starting in Barcelona, with stops in France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. That would be fantastic. Obviously, that's not one we would want to do with Simon. I'm not even sure we could repeat something like that, because it would not be cheap.
Regardless, we have a cruise bug with the rat. I absolutely can't wait to do it again.