Lauren31, I took my first baby on a cruise when he was 6 months old.
We went with my parents and my mom babysat during excursions, so I'm not much help with the scheduling of that, but breastfed babies are portable, it shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't try to take him parasailing or something.
I was soo glad mine was nursing when we were trying to fly to our departure city - our flight was so badly delayed that we didn't get there until after 5 in the morning, but I just hjeld the baby and nursed him when he fidgeted, and people around us on the plane said they didn't even know there was a baby there.
I did breastfeed in the dining room and no one said anything. I did use a cover, but since most formal wear isn't designed for easy nursing access that was probably best, with some of those dresses you have to basically take the whole thing off.
I really liked the Diva cup when I first used it. Yes, you can swim with it!
I had trouble later on with leaking and getting mine to fit right, but at first it was perfect, it was like I wasn't even having my period. *sigh* We'll see how things go next time I try... But I'm really hoping I won't have to for a long time! No sign of AF yet! *knock on wood*
My husband freaked me out the other day when he mostly-jokingly suggested going ahead and trying for our third now, just to get things over with. !!! Crazy person... He was like, "Well, we're getting close to the two-years-apart mark now, so..." Um, NO! Barely a year apart if I got pregnant now. Heh.
Katie34, I know the feeling. My husband works longer days Mon-Thurs so he can take a half day Fri. He likes it, but I get really tired of him being gone by the time evening rolls around. And I'm going to be gone with the kids for nearly three weeks next month, visiting relatives with my parents, and he doesn't have that kind of time off... but three weeks is so long with a little baby!
He is doing better this time around, though. With our first, he could hardly hold the baby without him starting to cry - it was easier to leave the baby with my mom than with him. Way better this time, but I hope the vacation doesn't mess that up...