Before my first transatlantic sailing I was not sure if I would like all the sea days. We had 2 sea days from the Rome to the Azores and then 6 sea days to Florida. At first I thought I'd be bored, turned out I liked the days at sea. Sea days is what cruising is all about, able to relax and enjoy the ship, sleep in, go to a lecture, lay by the pool, read a book and eat (can not forget eating on a cruise)
I'm now hooked on transatlantic sailings, just difficult to find friends that have the time to go.