Do we have a choice?
Trip Start Jan 28, 2012
4Trip End Feb 05, 2012
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1 - Skip a winter cruise in 2012? NO WAY!
2 - Go on the February RSVP cruise out of Ft Lauderdale. This was on the Holland America ship Nieuw Amsterdam which sounded appealing (a new cruise line). But RSVP is no Atlantis
3 - Go on the March Cruise on Summit. This seemed like the best idea - since the ship was undergoing a transformation that Celebrity called "Solsticized". BUT this cruise left out of Puerto Rico which meant no Vince and Andy and a flight to a foreign country during the stress of embarkation
The trouble was that Peter liked option 3 more than 2 and Chris liked option 2 more than 3. Our preferences were having the effect of cancelling each other out - the more one of use leaned in one direction - the less enthused the other became.
Meanwhile, Rich had put into full swing his marketing for the Allure 2012: "This year WILL be better in nearly every way!" Though it seemed to be a necessary PR move to fight the negative perception - it also seemed to be something he could do. Everything could be improved upon - though there were still boundaries.
What to do?