My late godmother took me on a 108 day world cruise, but it was back in 1959 when life onboard ship was very different. We dressed for dinner everynight except after a port departure. I went to sea with a 2 steamer trunks and a large suitcase (for the 2-3 week shore excursions). I am so grateful no one dresses like that anymore. And since it was a very deluxe ship (Cunard's Caronia), no one had ever dreamed of a passenger laundry. Would I repeat it? No, don't want anything to interfere with the memories. Do I think everyone should take one if they could? Absolutely. Unbelievable memories.