I come home, take the fancy stuff to the cleaners, wash the rest and set everything aside in my closet. We normally cruise once a year, so I guess I'm a little ahead of the curve. But the actual packing is normally the day before we leave. If I ever get lucky and hit the lottery, I can book and go!
Dwayne, thanks for the invite to the Legend in October. It would be fun. Unfortunately I have a fixed number of days off at work and my Panama Canal cruise in April and the cruise-chat cruise in August are going to use up my quota for the year. But another time? Who knows.
I absolutely HATE packing and unpacking. It has got to be the most tedious and frustrating chore. I try to have separate cruise clothing to avoid figuring out what to take. I like to start and complete my packing all in one day. The best decisions that I have made so far is to stop bringing my pretentious tuxedo and to buy collapsible luggage for easy stateroom storage.
It would be nice, though, to have a catagory above Guru--you know, something to shoot for; something like "Grand Exalted Cruise Poo Bah", or something. Something at, say, 5000 posts--just to make it interesting.