There are two things to do on a cruise - relax or party, well for this cruise I opted to relax. I brought a great book and had visions of lounging pool side drinking pina coladas until my eyes tired then dozing off. After reading page 1 10 times my focus changed. There was too much to do, so lets party.(I wonder where that book is now).
We joined a cruise critic message board thread before the cruise and shared stories with fellow passengers. This was great fun, you felt like you knew people before you actually met them. We decided to fly down a day early, so to avoid lost luggage, and undue stress with flight delays.