When you have not been on a cruise in years the anticipation is really amazing.
That is because there is no feeling like being at sea on a big, sturdy ship with all the legance and pampering.
Non-cruisers don't understand what a liberating feeling it is to be at sea on a cruise. Plus you get to see destinations there is very little chance you would see otherwise, but a cruise takes you there because they are places you may want to see, but would never make arrangements to fly to individually.
I especially think cruising a fantastic in Europe and I encourage more CruiseMates to get out and see the continent.