Brave, true, but have little choice. Being a cop, I have to choose when I go on vacation in December, the year before we go anywhere. The wife is a teacher's aide and is afraid of loosing her job if she takes too much time off when there is school, so spring break is my way of letting her choose when we go; you'd think with four kids of our own and working at school she'd want to avoid so many extra children, but so be it. However, this cruise is the one which we needed to get to Diamond status!!