Yesterday one of my friends who has been on numerous cruises with her children and extended family in the past, told me that they just cancelled a November Caribbean cruise due to last week's events. While part of me understands that everyone is jittery in the wake of last week's disasters, I still feel it is particularly important to show your children that you are not afraid to resume life as usual. Fear can be a crippling disease -- don't let it totally overtake your life as well as your youngsters'.
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor
I totally agree with you, we are still going ahead with our cruise plans later in the year, no way is this going to make us change our plans. Yes, I'm a little nervious, but we all have to try to go on as normal, as much as its difficult at times. We still have to go to work, etc., so why not vacations as well? Happy cruising!