my significant other (Jack)did not want to try cruising because he had 250,000 miles under his belt courtesy of the US Navy. He was on the USSAlabama which is not a permanent shrine/museum in Mobile Bay.
I assurec him that the kind of cruising I like is much different than his experience on the Alabama. Once he got on the ship, he loved it. We took our first cruise in 2001 on HAL's Ryndam and recently booked out 5th . We've been many places but I've never been to Hawaii so that is where we are going.
Jack was at Pearl Harbor about a year after the attack and we have already booked our excursion there.