We took our first cruise on the then brand new Song of America RCCL and got hooked. Before retiring in 89 we made four more. Since we have made two or more a year mostly on new ships as they come out trying visit new ports if we can. We hold down costs by booking inside cabins early at the lowest price we can get and try to use frequent flier miles where possible. Fortunately my wife wants it dark and I don't care as long as we go. Hate to pay the air but must from the west coast if we want to see new things and places. Our next cruise is in Aug. on the Legend of the Seas to St.Petersberg will be the 28th.