Hellooooooo Everyone! I am so excited to be joining this side of the boards! I am completely new to DCL so please forgive my silly questions! My DS3 (Jack) and I are going to be embarking on a 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise leaving from LA on 10/30/11. Here we are in Nassau in front of the Pirate Museum in May: We originally had a 5 night WDW trip planned for MNSSHP and F&W Festival. Then on Friday, I got an email saying that a bunch of Travel Agent Appreciation Offers had been released for upcoming sailings so I checked it out and decided instantly I wanted to do it. I was at work, so I ran next door to my boss to see ifI could take off that much time, and then verified with my agency it was ok for me to take advantage of the offer (since I am a newer agent) and within an hour was booked!! It was such a fantastic deal, I couldn't pass it up. We will also spent 2 nights at Disneyland after. So now we have a 10 night vacation for roughly the cost of the 5 night WDW trip I had planned! I have cruised twice with Jack, once when he was 1 1/2 with NCL on a 3 night Bahamas cruise, and just this past May (he had just turned 3) with Carnival on a 5 night Eastern Caribbean. I also went on Disney's "Big Red Boat" before DCL existed, when I was 8 (or 10, I can't remember). Cruising and Disney are my two favorite vacations, so I am thrilled to be combining the two for the first time ever! I am a bit sad about missing MNSSHP and F&W, but we went to WDW last September (TR here) and December (TR here), so it's probably best we are trying somthing new! Traveling as a single mother is interesting to say the least. There is a lot of juggling that goes on, but as Jack gets older, it gets easier. I am especially excited that Jack will have such an awesome kids club on the Wonder, so I might actual get some "mommy" time!! So in summary: Who: Me and Jack What: 7 night Mexican Riviera on the Wonder, 2 days at DLR When: cruise 10/30-11/6, DLR 11/6-11/8 I am hoping some of my readers will follow me here... If you are interested in checking out a mini TR (not completed yet) for my May cruise, it's in my previous PTR here. I also have a couple blogs, one specifically about our adventures, links are in my signature!