After a year of being nagged by my DW and DD I finally consented to go just to shut them up. That was in 1997 and we sailed on the Monarch of The Seas. I fell in love with cruising when we walked out of the terminal onto the pier where the ship was docked. That was in San Juan. I fell in love before we even boarded the ship. I looked and saw the ship and it was all over for me or should I say it all started for me. My wife booked that cruise and I've booked all of them since (30). Thank goodness there is no 12 step program for cruising.