As you can see by the title of this thread, it is my second time here, using the same username. I first posted in April 2004. I probably used a different email address then because when I tried to retrieve my password today using my main email, I got a message saying no match. Perhaps my records, but not my posts, had been expunged.
I've been away a long time because I was more interested in Disney than in cruising. I was always afraid to book a cruise because I usually travel alone, and such cruising is really pricey.
Jim: You certainly are welcome. We are glad you are back! So, tell me, have you done a Disney cruise?
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013
Thanks everyone for the welcome back. I feel that as long as I can spring for a single cabin, I need not fear cruising alone. That may be easier now that some cruise lines sail from Philadelphia.
Dez: Life's too short not to enjoy it. I'm actually getting a triple dose of Disney this year because in about a month and a half I'll be going to WDW for six days, staying at Pop Century. The second half of my MouseFest MegaBlast is five nights in Beach Club. I hope to eventually stay in every WDW resort (except Fort Wilderness, since I'm not a camper). I've stayed offsite; in All Star Music and Sports; in Port Orleans French Quarter; and in Wilderness Lodge.
Donna: Yep I blew it for twelve years, but for ten of those years I was seasonal at my job, subject to furlough (i.e., layoff) and recall. When I was working, I often didn't have enough leave to take time off for vacation; and when I was furloughed, I didn't have the money. Now permanent, I can build up my vacation leave balance and then use it.