Welcome back to the cold cruel realty. Sounds like you had a wonderful cruise. Can't wait to read your review! At least you have a cruise to look forward to, so you'll have something fun to plan for. I am always sad when leaving a ship, but this last time I actually cried. I know I'll be even worse when I get off of the Sapphire Princess in December.
I'm really thinking about doing a transatlantic, maybe I can swing one in 2012. If not, maybe Bermuda or Panama Canal. I was thinking about doing the transatlantic on the Epic, but you've made the Jewel sound very intriguing.
Did the Jewel have the sticky buns for breakfast?