I think bringing me along would add to the overall enjoyment of the cruise, and guess what I'm available in Oct <G>
Grab bags sound like a wonderful idea. One handy dandy item would be a mini-mag light.. we carry the type on a key chain, and hook it to our fanny packs. Surprising how much they're used.
Depending on how much u'd like to spend, another idea might be a water proof fannypack.. available at most luggage specialty stores for under $10.
At our first Creamscicle Bash one of our now CruiseMates Chat hosts (Tweety) made the cutest name tags. Looked like little lifesavers on a rope (for around the neck). Think she used white curtain loops, tied some string around them, and wrote everyone's name on them.
However,f it's all family in your group I suppose there's a chance they'll know each other's names..
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