Or the first meal after you get back that you have to actually give somebody money for and the whole time your are eating you keep reminding yourself "don't forget to pay for the meal, don't forget to pay for the meal, don't just walk out".
Carnival legend November 2009
Carnival Glory October 2007
Carnival Elation November 2006
At home, we are constantly trying to figure out what's for dinner, what's for lunch, did we take anything out of the freezer for dinner, oh oh, what about breakfast....
I'm so sick of thinking about our meals all the time.... 8)
It's especially hard if your trying to watch what you eat, because it's so much easier to say let's go out and get something....
I miss being able to hang off a balcony in tropical weather. I also miss having food anytime of the day I want. I keep searching for something to eat in my cupboards and all I find is food I have to prepare.....
I also miss the fabulous sun. As it is, it is snowing here and thankfully it isn't too cold.....I'll finish up labelling pictures and then upload the pics I want to Webshots this weekend.....
2007 Victory & Triumph
2008 Conquest & Liberty
2009 Valor, Freedom, and Splendor
2010 Glory and Liberty
"I miss being able to hang off a balcony in tropical weather."
Now that I miss And I miss gliding into a strange port at dawn -- and a leisurely drink at sailaway before dinner -- and conversation with amiable tablemates. But I gotta tell ya -- as much as we eat on cruise ships and as many months as we have spent at sea, we have never been to a single solitary midnight buffet. (Probably because we always do late seating.)
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10
It is clear to me that all respondents to this thread (including this author) are suffering from
Cruise Deficit Disorder
[/b]Cruise Deficit Disorder is a recently recognized syndrome characterized by:
- illusions of multiple dining options 24/7 with stand-by table clearing staff and free refills
- nightly bed service, including towel animals and chocolates on the bed
- daily bed service defined as the bed magically being converted from slept in to made while you enjoy the too numerous breakfast options
- hot tube-side bar service of fruity drinks with paper umbrellas served in neon plastic glasses
- cheerful people willing to provide directions, assistance, and other services on a voluntary, often unsolicited basis
The presence of one or more of these symptoms is considered indicative of the presence of CDD and the individual is advised to contact a Private Vacation Planner or other professional certified in the planning and booking of a cruise vacation.
Last year on our anniversay, we went to a very nice restaurant that we had always wanted to go to. We had just returned from 19 days in Europe which included a 12 day Grand Med cruise.
As we were seated, we began to remark as to how the table set up, the wait staff, etc., reminded us of our prior cruises and meals in the dining room, particularly on formal night. We had a nice crab cocktail, salads, steak and lobster, dessert and champagne. When the check came, we didn't know whether to laugh or cry as we saw our bill (champagne excluded) which came to over well over $200 for two of us. My "market price" lobster was $85 with no sides, dessert, appetizer etc. My sister and brother-in-law sprang for the champagne and their bill was almost $400. This is where the similarity stopped We looked at each other and said, we could almost have booked another cruise for what we paid for our dinner.
Been there - done that:
2005 Holiday, Sensation, Conquest,
2006 Conquest, Celebration, Holiday,
2007 Freedom Grand Med, Holiday
2008 Fantasy & Sensation,
2009 Fantasy, Holiday & Dream Grand Med
2010 Fantasy and B2B Elation
2011 Monarch of the Seas
2012 Booked - Breeze from Barcelona 12 days
not really ::::::...wait until your first day back at work ..around lunch time and your stomach starts saying too you...pool deck or main dining room where is the band
lol so agree... funny story= i was about to eat breakfest and my moim was like what do you want i'm like i don't need room service i'll just go up on the lido deck... shes like excusse me??/ sad reality hits that moment!!!
"Cruises will create some of the best memories of your life"
Carnival Liberty Spring Break 2008
Carnival Legend October 2007