Kuki, we are joining them for a four day "pre-cruise" in San Juan. This cruise is to celebrate my father's 75th birthday. Joining them in San Juan is our chance to celebrate with them; we couldn't afford the time to take the cruise, too.
By the way, does anyone have any ideas on what I can try to arrange for my father onboard? I think sending a bottle of champagne is a little too impersonal and would not be worth it since he prefers scotch. I was thinking of getting CD to announce his birthday at the returning cruisers party; but that is not fair to others celebrating their birthdays. Any thoughts?