It is 55 days until our 1st cruise and I just have to say that I have the best principal ever for letting me take the week off!! The only way a teacher could ever afford a cruise is KSF, but they only offer when kids are in school!!! My principal said go for it and enjoy the time with your family!!! My kids will get I excused absences and I will use up my very few sick days but it will be worth it!!!