You know how there are some things in life that you are pretty sure you are never going to do? Like, I don’t think I will ever climb Mt. Everest. Just not my thing. Not even in one of those fantastical “what if” moments. I don’t think I’ll ever perform on stage. I love the theatre but I’m more of an audience kind of gal. Plus, there is the little issue of lack of talent and experience but, whatever.
And for a very long time one of those things I was never going to do was go on a cruise. Nope, not interested. To be honest, every single time I have ever been on a boat (I know, I know, it’s a ship) I have been extremely sea sick and because of this a cruise was simply not a consideration. I mean, I like the idea of it. A resort on the water, built in entertainment, childcare, lots of food. But the motion. I just couldn’t stomach it. I kept flashing back 15 years ago to myself on a family trip to my dad’s home of Newfoundland. I was all Gravoled up in my dad’s pal’s tiny fishing dory struggling through the white cap waves on the Atlantic while I heaved over the edge and they breathed Newfie Screech breath into my face. *shudder* NEVER wanted to going there again.
The Disney Wonder.
But then the kind folks at Disney invited me to join them on a voyage with the Disney Wonder on a 7 night cruise to the Mexican Riviera. My first thought was “I can’t do it” but then I started thinking and wondered whether this was an opportunity. Maybe this was a chance to experience something I would have never done on my own. Maybe this was one of those times when I got the chance to face a fear and overcome it. Plus, what a fabulous opportunity to spend time with my kids and get a chance to write about Disney Cruises!
So, in two days my kids, my sis-in-law and I will head to Disneyland in Los Angeles and set sail on our first ever *gulp* cruise! I am armed with every possible motion sickness remedy you can imagine but am feeling oddly optimistic.
But I could definitely use some advice. Are any of you “Cruisers”? Any tips and tricks? And most importantly, what the heck do we wear for “formal” dinners?!