I feel your pain Ray! I don't want you to suffer so. I would be willing to sacrifice and go in your place as long as I can take my wife and 2 kids. No one should be forced to go on a 110 day cruise. I'll even suck it up and attend the formal nights.
Just kidding, this is truly a once, or for most of us, never in our life opportunity. If you have the time, the money, and the health I would do it.
BTW, if you ever need me to cover ay other cruises for you I'm sure we can arrange something. :-)
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