We booked our Halloween cruise well before Penny came home from China, so it was a very long wait from the time we booked until we got to finally board the ship.  GG and Grandpa came along for the fun, and the cruise as a rousing success for everyone.  Penny keeps asking to go back on the "big boat" every day, just like another little squirt used to after his first cruise.  Oh, how we all wish that we could!