I am the most picky person when it comes to water. I never drink water at a restaurant because it tastes so yucky...so when I tell you that the water on the ship tastes great...believe me!
I normally buy a soda card but didn't this last cruise. Someone told me that if I stop drinking soda (I only drink diet soda) I will lose weight. I gave up soda a month ago and have noticed that my pants are starting to fall off of me. I drank water on the cruise and was perfectly happy.
As for packing. I packed for hours and hours too. Two nights before we left I was to 1:30am packing. I finished packing at midnight the night before we left (we left for the airport at 2:30am). I was so stressed out I was a maniac (just ask my DH & DS). All in all, I packed 8 bags and ended up not wearing half the stuff I brought, even though we were gone for 12 days. I could of cut out 3 bags easily.
Renee - The better half of RobRen :-)
Carnival - Spirit: Alaska (August 8, 2007)
Carnival - Miracle: Exotic Western Caribbean (April 9, 2006)
Royal Caribbean - Explorer of the Seas: Eastern Caribbean (January 2005)