Regarding cruises, is that you really need to be in good shape in every possible way when you go on one. I mean, you are going to be exposing so much of yourself, for such a large part of the day, every day. So today I made tons of appointments for all kinds of beauty treatments, in order to have a chance to look good when I go.
So even though I don't really do a lot of these treatments during the winter normally, a at home pedicure and manicure simply won't do this time.
But even though this cruise is ending up costing me so much before I even go, I have to say it's kind of nice to get into the holiday mood by pampering and prepping yourself in advance. So I see it as a positive thing after all!