When we first left on this trip we made a list of goals. One of the items on that list was to take a cruise of at least 3 nights!
So far we have failed on this front. And we are still bummed that we didn’t get to cruise Alaska. But today I was sniffing around the internet and found a repositioning cruise from Denmark to Florida for US$399 each! Yep – US$399 each for 14 days cruising with a stopover in Portugal! It leaves Copenhagen 30 September.
Really it’s kinda perfect!!
I had a bit more of a look around and ended up spending two hours looking at all the cruise options!! There are Disney cruises (SO COOL!!), Nickelodeon cruises, caribbean cruises and a heap of carriers to choose from – Cunard, P&O and Norwegian are just some that come to mind!!
For people that get car sick, bus sick, train sick and sea sick I think a two week cruise kinda adds a little something to our adventure! Don’t you?
The cruise I have my eye on is a Norwegian cruiseline trip on the Norwegian Sun. Check out that amazing boat in the link – Kate nearly had a heart attack when I told her about it. She’s desperate to cruise!! You can see by the Norwegian website that their boats are so much better than these ones……
After I wasted all that time dreaming of an all inclusive two weeks I got to thinking where exactly we would stay if we found ourselves in Florida unexpectedly.
Shockingly I checked our visas also. We will be arriving in Florida on the exact day we are allowed back into the country after 3 months away!! Can anyone say PERFECT TIMING?!?!?!
Remember we didn’t plan to go back to the U.S. on this trip? We were $6000 over our budget in North America and we are still smarting over that! Florida is a tourist destination so I figured it would kill our budget a little bit more to go there.
I think I was wrong! I had a bit of a look around on Wimdu.com today and was pleasantly surprised! And a little excited that we might just be able to pull it off!!
The cheapest listing I could find for the dates we would need is $55 per night plus service charge! Hello…..can anyone say BARGAIN!!
If we can find ourselves a cheap flight out of Florida we may just have a viable option for the next leg of our trip. And that will be awesome since we are down to a very small amount in our bank account as we wait for our tax returns to come back!!
Of course in the normal tradition of Tracey, I couldn’t stop after I found that cheap accommodation. Wimdu is a treasure trove of affordable accommodation (and some AMAZING places that we won’t be able to afford this trip!) I like to have a little dream so I looked further…..
2 hours later I’d looked at cabins, a boat, apartments and camping sites. There was so much to look at I was starting to drool! I even started fantasising about going to Italy or Greece! There are some cool places to stay but I had to get back on track!!
Notice I didn’t give you a link to the cheapest place? I was saving the amazement to link you to the most expensive one available. Check out this amazing condo!! It has 8 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms and can sleep 16! And it’s only US$9647 per night!! Click on the link and then click on some of the photos.
I dream about staying in places like this!!
So I’ve worked out that if 16 of us go it will only cost US$602 per night each!
There’s a two night minimum.
Who’s with me?????
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