We planned this trip on the Allure 15 months in advance to make sure we got what we wanted. My oldest daughter is graduating from high school and will be a division I college runner starting this summer, so I figured it may be one of the last chances for all five of us to cruise together for a while.
I wish I could have a few more trips booked to ease the pain of returning, however, I had to use over 20 days of vacation in December/January when my Dad was in the hospital (he passed away in January) and I don't have too much to spare right now.
Oh well, one of these days, we will meet up on a RC ship and the celebration will be awesome. Perhaps I will be diamond by then!