Date night back on the Ruby Princess

David and I like to date, slip away from the kids and just go out to dinner, a movie, have a drink out, walk around just by ourselves. Even though we are on this cruise all by ourselves, we still had a date night. We upgraded on the dinner plan with Curtis Stones restaurant – Share. The upcharge is $29 extra dollars per person, BUT we had a buy one get one free coupon and a credit on the ship. So we ate like we were fancy royalty…. like a princess.

TIP: Wait until the second day for a Princess Cruise coupon book, get the specialty dinner buy-one-get-one-free coupon.

Website for the Curtis stone restaurant:

Its a six course meal, and we try and order different things, so we get to try more. I was going to list every meal, but you can check out the menu from our meal if you like – just trust me is was delicious.

I was so full from the previous courses and the bread I could barely eat this, so David finished up mine and I only had two bites of the dessert – felt so guilty.

Published by David & Laura Speer

Were a Metro Detroit, Michigan, couple – second marriages for both of us – and we dream of retiring early to Travel the World. Follow us while we try and figure out to raise our kids, and save to retire. David is a Robot Programmer, Laura is a Medical Physicist. We put our kids before ourselves for years, saved and ate at home and now after years of all this sacrifice and raising our kids - we are closing in on empty nesting, and we realized we have the opportunity to retire earlier than most and follow our dreams to travel the world. How are we going to do this? Well we have a lot of ideas, but lets see how it works out. Our original retirement date was January 1, 2021. We are reviewing the option of working another 3 years but prefer to keep the 2021 date, either way we will be retired by 55 years old - still trying to figure out how, but working toward our goal everyday, while enjoying each other and our blended family. Follow us to see what happens. All images on this blog are copyright (c)

21 thoughts on “Date night back on the Ruby Princess

      1. At least four of our main line trains are referred to as #goodfoodtrains and I’m sure they’ll carry you out on a stretcher after six of their generous courses. The one actually has six, if I remember correctly, counting the cheese board at the end.

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      2. We’re not scared “Africa is a tough country” or that’s what folks say. I will write about the rail travel opportunities I offer some time or the other. I am always ready to board… is really nice, if travel is your thing.

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  1. Aww David and Laura ….. so moved with your LOVE and your sweet journey together …. loved the fact that you continue to literally β€œwine and dine” and enjoy each other …. so precious …. so sweet! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. We were there the last week of August. A Disney cruise would be magically better for sure. We love all things Disney!
      Prosperity, it is really hard to post while on the trip, and we typically only start toward the end, but we find if we dont, we won’t. I have tons of trips we never posted, because time passed, in the beginning of the blog, so now I break it up into tiny posts, and on weekends I write more, then post when we can.


    2. So we 100% get what you’re talking about but Laura is adamant about posting frequently because she wants to make sure that she gets in the mode for retirement and she’s worried that she’ll be bored in retirement and this is one of her salvations, a great hobby that she treats like a job, so we really put the effort into it


      1. I plan to try to get my thoughts, pictures, posts together this weekend or at least the start of it. I was in Alaska 9/9 to 9/16. I had been on Disney Alaska cruise in 2015 and this time we had a new stop at Icy Straight Point so right now I would say that might have been my best part about the trip… But there were so many good things!!!

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