We have all had that experience; that's why most of us are on these boards and in the same boat (literally)
When our whole family took a cruise together in Aug 2006 only one of my kids had cruised before. My daughter told the others, "well one good thing about us all going together is, Mom won't be able to talk our heads off about the cruise when we get home." She had to eat those words because she had to cancel at the last minute! Good news is we are all going again in April!
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
I really laughed when I read this post, and after reading others' responses, I think we are not alone! Cruisers-to-be are an excited bunch! This time (I'm currently planning my third) I decided to do the countdown on our whiteboard at work in weeks instead of days, so maybe I'm getting a WEE bit less annoying with each cruise. haha
Gee, and to think i was alone!! Everything everyone has said is just what I am facing also. I have 15 months. Has anyone had any success sort of "turning it off" in order to not go nuts, or drive the folks around you batty?
Jayne- I have found something that helps....
I have entered the world of renovations. What first started as "Honey, will you build me a pantry" has turned into a four room makeover. It os keeping me busy and increasing value.
Also, I'm coaching for my lil one's soccer team. That will keep me busy til May.
You HAVE to find something to do in yoru free time or you will go insane! Looking forward to any sort of vacation/trip is half the fun... but I was living and breathing cruisemates.
I was actually planning outfits for something that was 6 months to a year away! I have calmed down a LOT!
Hope this helps.
Ha Ha - I like this thread. It reminds me of my Dad. He talks constantly about cruising, either the next trip he's going on or the one he just got off of. He's definitely a Cruise-a-holic Talks about cruises at family functions, at work, at dinner ANYWHERE.
My second cruise my husbands first, and I think my husband is tired of me talking about it. I printed out all the cruise lingo names for him to memorize. Have printed the information on the ports. Spent a couple of months trying to get him to take an interest in which cruise we picked, but he just tells me its too long to look forward to. Ba humbug! I spend every day thinking about it. I know they say you shouldn't wish your life away, but I'm ready to go now!
05/01/10 Sapphire Princess
09/14/09 Enchantment of the Seas
10/19/08 Crown Princess
03/04/04 Majesty of the Seas
I have so enjoyed reading this thread and finding I am not the only completely obsessed neurotic !
I bought one of those rolling metal clothes racks to hold the cruise -Vear
I am already collecting and my cruise is SEVEN MONTHS AWAY!! I couldn't enjoy it enough in the closet !
I had to reduce my CM puter time to 1/2 hr morning and 1 hr evening - I work at home and NOTHING was getting accomplished.
I have some friends, and we can include DH here, that I know are sick of it already - when I know I'm going to be seeing any of these I have a little mantra - I will not speak of the cruise, I will not speak of the cruise, I CANNOT speak of the cruise.
Lord, save us and keep us quiet and get us to the ship on time!