I have a friend who is trying to convince her mother to cruise. Knowing I cruise a lot, she asked me to help squelch her fears. It seemed her main concern was that she wouldn't fit in and didn't have the outfits she thought she needed etc. That was easy to answer as she is only doing a 4 day cruise, no formal nights, and should feel comfortable with simple casual clothes. There are people from all walks of life and "fitting in" is not an issue - everybody does their own thing.
However, at the end of the day, I told my friend that I did not agree with trying to talk someone into a cruise because if they are miserable, it's a long time at sea.
Do you try to talk anyone into cruising?