Our divorce is your gain

Trip Start Feb 05, 2011
Trip End Feb 13, 2011

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Monday, November 1, 2010

I spent months watching and waiting.  For anything.  Anyone who wanted to cancel or sell their room.

I exchanged emails with people who wanted us to pay double.  People who wanted us to book them a much more expensive cruise on another ship and then swap rooms.  Everyone seemed flaky.  No one seemed trustworthy.  

But panic was setting in.

Then Eric Meyer posted on Nov 1 - 

"Deck 10 outside balcony room, our divorce is your gain. This will not last. Email me. If your in So cal we can meet and do it in person."

Wow - a divorce in California.  First one I'd heard of - and very sad news.

I responded the following morning - along with who knows how many other desperate folks.  But I did one thing they hadn't.  I told him I was so sorry to hear of the end of his marriage.  I couldn't imagine having to invent gay divorce and do things like sell your dream vacation.

He wrote back and told me he had bought the cruise to celebrate his husband's 50th birthday.  Heartbreaking.

I was excited at the prospect at getting on board the ship, but HATING the reason why.  He responded that he was happy that a loving couple would enjoy the cabin he could not.  He passed up people offering to pay double and transferred his cabin to us.

The transfer was quick and painless - we were booked in cabin 10596 on the largest cruise ship ever to be built.

Meanwhile Allure of the Seas was soon making it's way across the Atlantic and getting itself ready for the onslaught.
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