It’s always a sad day to finish your vacation, but after your first cruse, when you learned cruising was going to be something you wanted to do again (and again), it was even sadder. We should have booked a longer cruise.

After the first day, we knew we wanted to go on another cruise, so we booked a placeholder cruise, since we didn’t know when we’d be able to get away again. Be sure to book your next Disney Cruise while you are on board. Why? Because you will get the best deal. You only need a $250 deposit, you’ll get up to $200 in on board spending credits, and you’ll get 10% off your next cruise. It does expire, though. You must use it within 48 months. If you don’t, you will get your deposit back.

Anyway, we got up and ready for breakfast. We were in the late breakfast seating (the benefits of being at the late dinner seating) and went to our assigned restaurant to see our table mates and servers for the last time. We enjoyed the meal and said our good-byes.

Then we headed off the ship, which was very easy for us, since we had a credit card on our account for any shipboard spending. We found our way to where our luggage was being held and grabbed them and headed to customs.

Even customs was easy to do, especially since we didn’t buy anything (we didn’t get off at the ports) and we only made food purchases on board. No, our children weren’t getting anything from our trip (we did stop in the airport’s Disney shop, though, and got them something from there).

Once we got through customs, we walked over to Disney’s “Un”Magical Express (it’s not magical going back to the airport) and got on the bus. It wasn’t long and we were on our way back to the airport and then checking in for our flight.

Our flight didn’t leave until later, so after we sat around and read (yes, Kindles are a great thing to have) we had lunch before our flight. The flight was uneventful, and our drive home from the airport was, too.

While it was great to go on a cruise, and it was sad to get off, it is always so good when you get home. Our children were there to greet us, too.

I have a friend who always says, “When you’re on a cruise, it’s always a great day!” I think he’s right!