Absolutely! In my mind there is no comparison!
We took our first cruise in 1998 because we wanted to go to the islands, but my husband WILL NOT FLY!!! No way no how, he will not do it. This was a perfect way for us to see several new places without having to fly. Now, even if he changed his mind (which he will not) we would still cruise, just further away from home.
How else can you get first class everything at such a great price???!!!