Mission: CruisePossible

by Gigi Ross on July 29, 2013

I was sitting at home the other day when a man dressed in a black suit, black tie and sunglasses appeared at my door.

He was carrying a briefcase. He said,

“Is your name Gigi Ross?”

I replied yes.

He opened the briefcase, withdrew a small USB flash drive, and handed it to me.

“What’s this?” I said.

“You’ve been recruited for a special assignment. All of the details will be on this drive. Good luck.”

He adjusted his sunglasses, turned on his heel, and drove off in a dark blue unmarked car,

I wondered if one of my freelance clients had a special project for me. No, they would’ve at least emailed first, I thought to myself.

I went back in the house, shut the door, went into my office and inserted the flash drive into my computer.

It was a dossier.

I’m sharing it with you now.


carnival breeze

carnival breeze

carnival breeze


carnival breeze

carnival breeze


carnival breeze


carnival breeze


carnival breeze


carnival breeze

I’m a little nervous for this assignment. I’ve never done anything like this before. Am I ready? Is my family ready?

Will a cruise cabin comfortably fit my humongously tall husband?

Will I like the food or will I be too worried about getting norovirus?

Will my kids make friends in Camp Carnival?

Will we all still love each other by the end of the trip?

These are all questions that remain to be answered. And I’m going in to dig deep and give you the insider’s look at the Carnival Breeze. In the meantime, you can follow my Mission: Cruise Possible Pinterest Board for cruise-related pins.

Come back in August to find out what happens.


Disclosure: My family will be guests of Carnival Cruise Lines. No other compensation was received for this, or subsequent posts. All opinions are my own. Oh. And we’re not really special agents.











Brittany July 29, 2013 at 5:27 am

That sounds fantastic! A cruise is definitely on our must do list now that Violet is potty trained. The ports sound fantastic and I am drooling over the idea of any alone time with the kids in Carnival Camp. How very awesome for your family!!!
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Elena July 29, 2013 at 5:39 am

What fun! My husband and I are taking an MSC cruise in August just the two of us–my first cruise in many years. Have a great time- I look forward to following your adventures.
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Lea Ann July 29, 2013 at 5:50 am

HA HA! Gigi, you’re so creative!
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Tina @ Life Without Pink July 29, 2013 at 5:57 am

OMG that’s awesome GIGI! Look forward to hearing about your adventures :)

Alison July 29, 2013 at 6:08 am

OMG that is awesome!! So fun!
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Mary @ A Teachable Mom July 29, 2013 at 6:31 am

No way! How fun! Have a wonderful trip – can’t wait to hear the report!
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Michelle July 29, 2013 at 7:14 am

That is AWESOME Gigi! Can’t wait to hear what you think.
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Nicole @MTDLBlog July 29, 2013 at 10:58 am

You are hysterical. When I got to your age and it said “as-if” made me laugh out loud. As for the swimming part…that could be tricky for you?

Caroline Murphy July 29, 2013 at 8:06 pm


We went on a Carnival Breeze press trip last December! It was the best vacation ever! I can share sooooo many stories with you! I posted a ton on my site. You are going to have a blast!

Jamie July 29, 2013 at 8:18 pm

This cracked me up!! I hope you all have the best time!!

Jamie H July 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Congrats!! We’re going on a cruise at the end of August. Can’t wait to hear how yours goes.
I hope they gave you more than a couple days notice though!
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Stephanie July 29, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Gigi, I love your creative work with brands. You are brilliant!
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Adrienne July 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Ok, so this is awesome! Now that’s how you work with a brand! Have a blast!!
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Miya Goodrich July 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

So lucky! I’ve never been on a cruise, but I’m super curious about it. Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

Julie the Wife July 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Only a secret agent would say they aren’t a secret agent. I wasn’t born yesterday, Geeg. Have a great time!
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Betsy July 30, 2013 at 8:54 pm

awesome! Have fun!
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angela July 31, 2013 at 4:47 am

I love you. This made me laugh the whole time I was reading it (though I would LOVE if you were actually a secret agent… and of course the best way to keep your cover would be to SAY you’re not a secret agent… hmmmmmm.)
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tracy@sellabitmum August 6, 2013 at 5:37 am

It was so good to see you at BlogHer! Have fun on your cruise! We’ve never been cruising – so I’m anxious to hear your review!
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