(Title: Busy family, dream vacation) A typical day for us in Brooklyn begins with us being late… we’re always late for everything. So we are slamming to get Primo dressed and ready and out the door and to school. Dogs are fed and walked, my husband and I get ready… Uh. tell me there’s no more coffee left. Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson! (laughter) Let’s call it what it is, it’s chaotic. (Child tips over toy container) Oh! (Child crying) And then, there I was — it was snowing, I was freezing, I was sick of schlepping up and down the stoop, and I thought, somebody take me away. But, coming on a cruise, not knowing how anything worked, was a little insecure for me. (Sign: 1603; Worldview Travel; Pisa Brothers Travel) I thought, you know, I need a professional. I’d never worked with an agent before and I have to say it was amazing. (ID: Mary Kleen; Travel Agent) She got to know me very well, she identified what my needs were, what the needs of my family are, and how best to meet them. We don’t really vacation. Vacation isn’t a word I’m used to. Affordable luxury: very appealing.