For years, I always wanted to take a cruise. However, my wife was the type that tended to get motion sickness, so she was a little skeptical. Our kids were at the stage where renting a villa and heading for the Florida theme parks was there idea of the perfect vacation.

Finally, we set out a family on our first cruise (though my daughter and son-in-law beat us to the punch for their honeymoon a few months earlier). Now we are hooked. My daughter and son-in-law have been on 4 cruises in about 30 months time. We just finished our second. Would love to go more often, but obligations between work and grad school limit my availability.