This is the first time I've done a trip report, and I'm a little overwhelmed by what I've taken on (why did I pick the 21 night cruise as my first one to cover??). Here goes. This trip included myself (Deann), my husband (Carlos), and our five year old son (Carlitos). Our friends (met when we were randomly assigned as tablemates on the Panama Canal cruise in 2011) planned the original Transatlantic portion over a year before. I casually mentioned "hey why not add on the first Med trip since you're already be over there". They thought it was a good idea, booked it, and we wished them well. A year later when other vacation plans fell through for my family, we said "hey why don't we join the Dxs? I'm sure they'd love to see us." Easy peasy our plans were made, cruises booked, and we had 4 months left to plan.