Before I do my complete review, here are a few random thoughts coming off the cruise.
First of all, how many Howie fan converts do we have? He totally surprised me this year. I didn’t see any of that coming!
It goes without saying that this cruise ranked up there as 3 of the best days of my life. Only to be challenged by last year’s cruise.
I thought the vibe on the ship was great. The boys were relaxed, interactive, and surprisingly sexual at times.
I was relieved to hear Brian talk about a summer cruise in 2013. Rose Tour staff also confirmed that a cruise is in the works, they’re just waiting to get a date from the boys. I also heard from Rose Tours they plan on going back to a 4 day cruise. Let the countdown begin!
Most of the events were amazing. Some stood out above the rest. For me the concert and pajama night were my favorite. Both were so unexpected and full of surprises.
I reacted a lot differently to seeing Kevin than I thought I would. If you remember I was apprehensive to have him on board but as soon as I saw him all I wanted was to hear him sing with the boys and rejoin the group, which is good because there was a lot of hinting at his return. He seemed so happy to be there and it was such a great feeling to see him again.
Overall I thought they did a great job of giving fans the opportunity to have their ‘special moment’ with the guys. Whether it was at the beach party playing games, prom queen, or truth and dare. On a related note- anyone else feel so much jealousy in the span of 3 days as I did? There were so many moments when I would give my first born child to be in the place of another fan. Coconut smoochie. Prom queens. Truth or Dare. The list is endless.
I’ll do a complete look at 2010 cruise vs 2011 cruise later, but I’ll just say there were a ton of differences. Some good, some not so good. I’m still debating which cruise I preferred. I’ll opt for the politically correct answer- I liked them both for different reasons.
Lastly, I can’t get wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle out of my head. I was picturing Howie wiggling all day at work today.
I'll post a full review soon so keep checking back and relive all those great moments again with me.