We plunked down some change yesterday for our next Cunard voyage – a sweet journey from Singapore to Dubai. Fourteen nights and some destinations on my bucket list.
Cunard often has sales so we took them up on the offer for free gratuities and free alcoholic drinks (although there are limitations to the free drinks, of course). And with this our third voyage, I think we get some free wi-fi too, such that it is, awful.
The other aspect of this voyage that we want to cross off our bucket list is to fly Business Class on either Singapore Air or Emirates. Or both. That is until we saw what the Business class fare was from NY to Singapore and Dubai back to NY. Holy cow, how to people fly Business all the time? The one way fare is MORE than the per person rate for the entire fourteen day cruise. AMEX points may come in handy but then we got the brilliant idea, hey, maybe we stay aboard the Queen Mary 2 for the next leg, Dubai to Southampton, that goes through the Suez Canal! (another bucket list). The website says that leg is sold out but we have a fabulous travel agent (yes, travel agents still exist and for big trips like this, we like that the legwork is done for us) so we are hoping she can get us on the second leg. That means being gone 34 days altogether and that’s a LOT, a whole LOT, but, then again, why not?
UPDATE: Our agent found us a cabin, so we said Yes to The Dress for all 34 days!!! We chatted about what side of the ship to be on and we were reminded of a legend when sailing the India route based on the meaning of the word POSH – Port Out, Starboard Home. Starboard we picked. Done deal. Yay us!
Rainy rainy rainy rainy miserable rainy rainy day. Otherwise, Happy Thursday!