So, by my calculations, it’s been well over a year since I’ve updated my blog. Most of the delay is laziness on my part, but part of it is wondering if anyone actually reads this thing, or if I’m just expending the effort in the name of self promotion. But, for right now, that doesn’t matter. I’m back, with another trip report.
Cast of Characters:
Eric – 35 (at the time of the trip … I’ve had a birthday since then) – self professed travel geek, disney geek, and pretty much geek-in-general.
Tracy – Age not specified – my lovely wife, who, for some odd reason, continues to put up with me, even after 7 years of marriage, bad jokes, snoring, etc. She’s also a Disney geek, but maybe not quite as much as I am.
Earlier in the year, we started talking about possible vacation options. We are
a little bit lot addicted to Disney Cruise Line, and cruising has become one of our favorite vacations. We are also a little tired of the Caribbean, as our last 4 cruises have been there. So, looking to branch out, we discovered a good rate on a 7 night cruise from Quebec City to New York City, and decided to book.
Doing a cruise from Canada would require more planning than we’re used to. Being Florida residents, our previous cruise planning has been pretty much limited to “Throw some warm weather stuff in a suitcase, or 2 or 3, and drive to Port Canaveral.” However, with this cruise, we’d need to plan more carefully – there would be flights, possibly transportation from an airport to a cruise terminal, luggage considerations, possible hotel stays, all of which would need to be decided, booked, checked, rechecked, debated, etc. It would not be nearly as easy to plan this as most other trips we’ve taken.
Being that we both work for Disney, we can get some decent discounts on Disney cruises. However, the discounts are a “Space available” discount, meaning that the discounts are only offered if the cruise isn’t selling well, and often only show up with a few weeks notice. This time, however, they posted the space available rates 3 or 4 months in advance, so we were able to take advantage, and have some planning time that we don’t normally get.
Eventually, all the decisions were done. We would fly to Montreal the day before the cruise left Quebec City, spend the night in Montreal, then take DCL transfers to the Port the next morning, board the ship, and fly home after spending a few extra nights in NYC, so we could see some shows and friends and family.