I don’t know about you, but I am a bit of a “numbers” person. Math was one of my favorite subjects and numbers, just like maps, give me comfort—they are predictable and orderly. I can “see” calendar dates in my head which is both a gift and a curse. So, it was a bit of a surprise for me to realize yesterday, that both our July cruise this year and our July cruise in 2011 sail on the exact same date.
I was posting on a Disney message board to see if there were any other cruisers for our upcoming cruise and the date for our July 2011 cruise popped up—seems I had done the same for that cruise. It was then that I discovered that the embarkation dates were exactly the same. Not the same day of the week, mind you, just the same date on the calendar.
I was so intrigued by this notion that I attempted to look up the dates for our July 2008 sailing. Was it too going to be on the same date? It wasn’t. The embarkation date for that cruise was one day later than the other two. Close, but no cigar.
I wondered how this could happen. I am the one who selects the sailing dates, unknowingly that they are either the same date or near the same date.
Then it dawned on me. There are a few reasons the sail dates are either exact or similar. July is the month that I have vacation. That explains the month. July is also our anniversary. All three sail dates were either just before or on our anniversary! Can you think of a better way to celebrate your anniversary than with a Disney cruise?
Now, to figure out the dates for cruise #7!