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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I Will Count 500 days.......

Never in our wildest dreams did we ever think that we would be embarking on a World Cruise. Every time we read through the list of countries we will visit, we pinch ourselves to make sure this isn’t some fantastic dream.

Ooh, there is always the apprehension that we will only visit these cities for only one day, but there are 42 of them! Casablanca, Lisbon, Bergen, my god we had to look up where some of these places were as we never knew they existed, and guess what? we are going there.

Once we made our decision that 2011 was going to be our year,  there was the painstaking wait for the itinerary to be released. 

Whilst on our Sun Princess 2009 Xmas Cruise, we thought we would try our luck and cajole the Future Cruise Sales officer in giving us a sneak peek on what was to come...

Blake was quite insistent that there was no information available as yet. I turned and smiled at him and said “there must be something on there, it is going to be released soon! I know! I read it on CRUISE CRITIC!”

“Humour me.... just take a look” ... Keys were struck, screens changed, and then his little eyes lit up ... I knew we had it.. unable to print out a list we sat scrawling all the ports on a small piece of paper.

We thought we were so clever and had a real coup... well that was until the next day when Princess sent out a global email announcing the Official Release of the 2011 World Cruise. Oh well clever for a day...

After spending the last 10 days in the very front cabin on the Sun Princess we decided that if we are to be in an inside cabin for 104 days it was going to be midship!! So we booked and marked our spot, which will be known as our Broom Closet away from home....

Never had we booked a holiday so far in advance, so when we logged on our Cruise personalizer for the first time this is what we were faced with! 500 DAYS TO GO, we didn’t think that countdown clocks could go that high!!

Oh well, all we can do is sit back and count each day,


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