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Old 04-04-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
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Magic in the Mediterranean...Dicecatt & Dicedawg, the April 24th Voyage

This is my pretrip and trip report for our upcoming Med cruise on the Magic! I am writing a full blog (see below) but I will be discussing it a bit different with my fellow Dis folks, so I am beginning this blog today as well as saving some pages for future posts, for ease of reading.

Cast:
Me: Dicecatt, age 35. I travel a lot for my job (self employed in the travel industry) and I LOVE IT.
DH: Dicedawg, age 46...manager at a casino and as I type this learning Italian on the Rosetta Stone program.

Cast to be left at home:
DD15: AKA Whiney, she is a high school cheerleader and a singer who will be most crabby at the restrictions on her while we are out of town
DD11: AKA Drama, she is a competitive cheerleader and so tiny she weighs the same as our 4 year old, but is a huge personality
DS11: Drama's twin brother, AKA Goofy...is going through a "what can I say that will be funny" phase. Most of the time he is not successful.
DD4: AKA Spoiled. That pretty much sums it up.
DMIL and DFIL: These two glorious people are going to stay at our house for two weeks to take charge of our brood while we are galavanting about the Mediterranean.

I've always wanted to use the word "galavanting".

A fabulous deal came our way the first week of February for this cruise. Dicedawg and I were planning a 7 day Med on a Princess ship in October for our anniversary. Our anniversary is coming early this year since we switched it to April, but we saved a ton of money and I'd much rather sail DCL anyway. We will not miss the casino as DH is in one every day and I have no business being near a roulette wheel. As a former dealer, I KNOW I will not win, but still play when I'm around one (which is not often).

So...cruise booked...Cat 11 GTY...and excellent, my business partner and her husband, and her parents, are joining us! Airfare to Barcelona booked ($830 r/t each, with only one stop in Philly), hotel for a night in Barcelona before the cruise booked (Hotel Curious, which made us think of Alice In Wonderland). Cabin assigned a few weeks later...YEEEESSSSS! Upgrade to Cat 6, all three couples, and we are all in a row of cabins. Life is good!

Next I'll be describing the excursions we are going to be doing, while at the same time "holding" that spot for the actual report of the port.

Our travel companions will be called Belle and Beau, and Belle's parents...they are also cruising with us. Belle is Caroline'smom on the Dis and a great friend.

For my full blog, go to this link: http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Dicecatt/

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