Bruce . . a major +1
you see the sights, party, etc, etc - and then . . when you don't really care anymore about getting off in the ports . . it's time for that management job.
I'd say the pay scale is a bit off (at least for my line . . . lots of CD's driving nice cars and buying houses . . . )
But, you have to love people and have a excellent "solve the problem" attitude. Depending on the cruise line . . you might have to go and buy that better and softer toilet paper ;-)