Originally Posted by Paul Motter
That's a nice thought - but you have to share a cabin with me (and I have hair on my back).
Actually, it is not a great as it used to be. These days we are generally just tossed onto the 3-day fam cruises. Plus they schedule us with late dinners and shows and then early morning press conferences. If it is Europe (because ship launch there first) then this all comes after flying for 20 hours (including stop-overs).
It is actually really draining. But once in awhile I get on a nicer ship like Silversea. Seabourn has not seen fit to invite me on anything specific yet. Just a general invite - but the truth is I don't want to pay or bother to fly to Europe for just a 7-day cruise, even if it is Seabourn.
If it takes you 20 hours to fly to Europe, you either live in Hawaii or puddle-jump across the Atlantic. There are many non-stops and good connections via Heathrow (not recommended) or Frankfurt. Perhaps you need a new travel agent.