Yes i dream about cruising all the time. Glad to hear more people do, I thought I was the only one obsessed! It usually just me and my DH and DD walking around the ship, nothing stressful.
But Fruitcake you talk about dreaming of forgeting to pack something essential....i didn't dream it...I DID IT this last cruise!!!! NOT A DREAM....
Keep in mind, I did all the packing for the family....We were on the NCL pearl cruising getting settled in our cabin and preparing for the next NINE days to be on the ship, i had just unpacked and put "Everything" away. layed on the bed with my DH and my mind started to unwind going over everything I had just put away when it hit me.
I shot up out of bed and said OH MY GOD! My husband said "What!" I kept saying, oh my god over and over (the boat has left dock at this point, no turning back). I searched everywhere, nope didn't find them....and I turned and looked at him and said, "I forgot all your slacks!" I was numb at this point feeling as though I was in a dream but wasn't. He kept saying, "Your jokin!" I said no, I forgot all your slacks!!" He said, "I feel like I'm in a dream, you're jokin...I'm in a dream!"
Then I remembered, well I did pack his suit. I was sooo obsessed about forgeting to pack his suit that i forgot all his slacks! The gift shop didn't have any slacks his size so he ended up wearing his dressy pants 2 nights in a row till we got to barbados then we bought one pair and said....Heck with it, no one will know! We ended up the last 4 nights going to the buffet in shorts and eating out side on deck under the stars instead of the fancy dinning room. Much more romantic AND relaxing IMO!