We started cruising late in life.
I had always wanted to take a cruise so booked the western caribbean. We liked it so much, we did the southern, then the eastern. We decided from there we would like to see as much of the world as we can, so did the full transit Panama Canal, then Hawaii, 2 land trips to Alaska. We now are booked for the Med cruise in May.
I did a land trip to Greece years ago and really want to go back there.
We have always wanted to go back to the Caribbean but with so many other options we just haven't had a chance due to vacation and finances.
Also, spring is our time to vacation.
I love the sea days too. It gives us a chance to just relax and not be pressed to see all we can in port.