Yes, it’s true, Lady Astrojets and I are going on a cruise. It’s a short one…. 3 night, Bahamas on Royal Caribbean’s Majesty Of The Seas. This will be our 3rd cruise on Majesty. We’re very excited as the ship has been completely refurbished. In fact, our cruise, will only be it’s second revenue cruise since the refurbishment.

I’m breaking one of my cardinal rules of cruising by flying down to Miami the morning of the cruise, rather than the night before. I highly recommend arriving in the port city at least the evening prior to your cruise for peace of mind. There are just way too many opportunities for things to go wrong with air travel. But being that this is a short cruise, on an itinerary and ship that we’ve done before, not to mention that it just wasn’t possible for us to get there early this time, we are flying in the morning of the cruise. We are departing on American’s first flight from Reagan National to Miami this coming Friday. So at least we’ll have a few backup flights just in case something goes wrong. We also bought trip insurance just in case.

This will be our first cruise as Royal Caribbean Crown and Anchor Society Diamond Members. Royal Caribbean has a loyalty program that is organized in a manner not unlike frequent flyer elite status programs with varying levels of perks and privileges as your number of cruises goes up.

I promise to post more about cruising in the near future. It is without a doubt, our favorite way to vacation.