I saw you have been on the Voyager and the Radiance. Now you are sailing on the Mariner (another Voyager class ship).
I am going on the Brillance in less than 2 weeks and have never been on a Radiance Class ship before. Was it the itinerary or the ship that made you go back to the Voyager Class?
What class ship do you like better?
Sorry I am not joining you. I saw on the "2 queer guys" thread that you were looking for a drinking buddy, I would have been glad to knock a few back with you on the Mariner, but the Brillance was calling.
19 cruises total on all different lines including RCCL, NCL, Celebrity, Princess, Holland America and Sea Dream. Our 20th Cruise is October 2007 on the Mariner of the Seas.
This cruise is with the "real family" so it was decided that we needed a ship that offered more for the kids. We sailed on Adventure years ago as a family, and the "kids" enjoyed the voyager class ships. The itinerary is also taking us to Jamaica... and my parents haven't been there since their 25th anniversary. I will be staying on board the ship that day since I wasn't impressed with first visit to Ocho Rios... and don't want to spend my $$$ in a country that is very intolerant towards my other family.
Anyways... . I prefer the smaller feel of the Radiance class ships and I originally wanted to sail on Jewel... but I couldn't bring my family around to my point of view(Bad odds 9 against 2). You will love the Brillance... lots of great small lounges and places to get away. I love the glass wall in the elevator bank that overlooks the ocean... and great nightclub/disco in the viking crown lounge.
Would be fun to be on same ship and have some drinking buddies... but if is anything like my last straight cruise... I am sure to make friends with some new family. I am sure you will do the same!!