Alaska / Caribbean / Mexico / Europe - Life is great.
Humans are so interesting. We watch 500 cruise ships pass in front of our door each summer for 5 month on their way to or from Alaska. We live on Vancouver Island and all the cruise ships head North out of Vancouver by going up the Georgia Straight, the body of water between British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. We have no desire to go to Alaska but have been fortunate enough to cruise in the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe several times. There really isn't much differance between where we live and do our summer boating and Alaska. We have Eagles, Seals, Sea Lions and even our own Comox Glacier only 20 minutes from our house. What we don't have is 80 degree weather in January and February so we love to cruise the Caribbean at that time.
As long as your cruising life is good!