I want to finish up my comments about taking a cruise.
Reasons for going on a cruise â€“
You want to go someplace remote like Alaska or the Greek islands that you canâ€™t get to otherwise.
You want someone else to organize your trip for you. You donâ€™t want to be involved in the nitty gritty of planning.
You like the fact that the hotel room goes with you. Thereâ€™s no unpacking and repacking.
You want to be able to eat often and a lot.
You want a whole bunch of your friends to vacation with you.
You are gregarious.
Reasons for not going on a cruise â€“
It is really expensive. There are a lot of extras over and above the quoted price.
You donâ€™t want to vacation with so many other people.
You like the ability to go off the beaten path, have a more intimate experience with the place you are visiting.
You like the idea of something happening spontaneously.
You are interested in fine cuisine.
You find that planning a trip is almost as much fun as taking it.
That all being said, we had a really good time. The staff on the boat was excellent. I also think your experience depends on which cruise line you book with. Some cruises have a smaller number of people on them, some emphasize the cuisine, and others have celebrities. A lot of people think that cruising is the best way to vacation. It really all depends on your own personality and expectations.