Well, I've done something I haven't done before! I've booked a cruise at the last minute. Usually I book months in advance so I can select the stateroom we want and take advantage of the early bird discount.
This time, I saw a short cruise that is leaving soon, for a great price and couldn't resist.
The cabins are guaranteed, which means I don't get to choose. We won't know where we will be until we check in. The weather is very unsettled at this time of year with a chance of rough seas, so I sincerely hope we'll be somewhere close to midship! I've stocked up on seasick pills, ginger and sea bands just in case.
But booking this close to sailing has made me realise a few things. I've found that I like the months of anticipation, the time to think about the ship and what to wear and the places we'll go that you have when you book further in advance.
Having said that, I am starting to get excited about sailing soon. The cruise is on a ship we have been on before and really like so I'm sure, no matter what the weather, we'll have a wonderful time!