When most people think of cruising it’s usually about hopping on a boat in the summer time, and chatting it up with all the other folks taking a summer break. Usually the school kids are on their holiday breaks or college is out of season and the cruise lines are loving every chaotic minute of it.

But remember, you don’t have to stick to cruising in the summer.

And heck, even if it is snowing and blistering cold in your neck of the woods, the weather may be dandy somewhere else.

Some of the advantages of off peak cruising are that the prices can potentially be cheaper, there are less crowds, you may be able to get a better room for the price, and you get to escape whatever winter weather you’re currently in 🙂

Of course, there are probably other advantages but those are what are on my mind. We’re off to New Orleans and the Western Caribbean on Friday and I am definitely excited. Although I live in California and the weather isn’t terrible, I long for relaxing in the sun and laying out on a warm beach.

We’re still going to be in the US so we wont be relaxing in 90 degree weather but it still gives a nice break from the fog and high 50 temps I’m currently experiencing. As I check out weather.com right now, the high for Jamaica will be 81 whereas San Francisco will be 67. Not bad. Not bad at all!

As I mentioned in a previous post I’ll sailing on Royal Caribbean which will be a first. I’m curious to see how it is since my brother just came back from a different RC tip that went to Bermuda and wasn’t at all pleased with it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will be an exciting, fun, picture filled trip so we’ll see how it goes!

I’ll be posting pictures and some fun updates as the vacation starts. Stay tuned!