I am now convinced that PapaBill and Gram ( the former Bill and Mrs.Bill) are missing out on most ,if not all of the entire true cruise experience.
To start off we book a specific cabin and pay for it. By doing this I am apparently missing out on the excitement of booking a guaranteed room , paying for an interior broom closet and getting angry with the cruise line and TA for not giving us a suite. I am apparently missing out on all that "upgrade anxiety". Is it fun? Then there is the how long can I hold up the embarkation line because I haven't filled out my documents and I don't have proper ID game. How much fun is that ?
Next I miss out on the excitement (and again anxiety) of wondering if the soda bottles and booze packed in my bags are going to "make it" onboard. Since I wouldn't think of lugging this stuff along. I miss out on that fun too.
I don't gamble so I also miss out spending all those glorious sea days sitting in a smokey interior space yanking on a handle and watching flashing lights . All I do is sit in the sun , stare out at the blue water, blue skies and such. Shucks, am I missing the good stuff here too?. I guess I can say the same for the rip roaring excitement of bingo
in a crowded lounge or theatre at 3pm while I just waste away my fun time on deck.
We dress appropriately for each meal so I miss out on being stared at for being the only guy in a muscle shirt , blue jeans, sneakers and a baseball cap in the dining room
at formal dinner. Darn it must be fun to dress trailer trash on those nights and stare back at people staring at you.
We also miss out on the "will my stuff still be on my deckchair when I come back in 4 hours challenge and the how many seats can I save in the first row at the late show
challenge. There is the steal the photos from the photo gallery challenge. We don't participate in that good fun either. How about the disembark before my color is called
marathon preceded by the how long can we stand in the main lobby game (despite the every five minute announcement to keep this area clear). Lastly I apparently miss out on the fun of not showing at customs with my whole family despite our foriegn citizenship game (we can't play this one since we are US citezens)and the how many times can they call my name to come settle my sign and sail card bill contest.I can't think of anything more but I think Gram and I may have missed all the good times on our cruises. What other fun stuff are we missing out on?