Oh that's nice and good to hear she is doing well There's just something different about a walk on the beach isn't there?? As it gets darker earlier it wlll start to affect walking after work I suppose - but on the other hand I am looking forward to it cooling down a bit more - making walking more comfortable! Today is walking day and I have woken up to rain ... so will just have to wait to see if it lasts all day and how heavy it is this afternoon. My boys really liked it. My daughter didn't and was in a state of anxiousness most of the trip - she didn't like the movement. We went on a 4 day mini-cruise also to give it a try - I would say it wasn't quite long enough - by the time we worked out what we were doing and the place that worked out best for us to eat with DD - it seemed in the restaurant each night that is when she would feel the worst. Last night we worked out if we just ate at the buffet and took it out on deck in the open with the big movie screen to watch she was better - and I actually think that was the roughest sea night we had! For me it was okay - but I don't feel I really relaxed over those days - but that could be because of DD but also by the time I acclimated to the movement it was nearly over. Agree the pools can get crowded. DD says she is never cruising again, my boys would, I think possibly - It might be different experience/relaxation if I went with say some friends then I am not the responsible one! That sounds nice - and yes balcony would definitely be better. We didn't have a balcony but did have a nice big window - I would hate to be in one of those inner rooms with just walls all around me. This is a great idea.