Trip, that's exactly what this site is! A cruiser's waiting room! Next time some magazine or journal interviews the staff, throw that phrase in. It's a highly quotable and apt description of CM.
And I'm not addicted either. I'M POSSESSED! Ships are alive, I tell you! Their souls possess the souls of susceptible pax and crew. In some cases, they can even turn the least suspectably susceptible into virtual navimaniacs--my wife for example.
The only effective course of treatment for the hapless navimaniacs is keep booking cruises. We are helpless against the endless reverberation of the call of the sea and ships. There is neither rite, nor exorcism; nor is one desired.
Aren't we lucky to be so blessed?
I may dwell on the land, but I live at sea!
Sensation 2/03 I disembarked, but never really left the ship.
Enchantment 9/03 Just had to go back.
Inspiration 3/04 Just have to go back again, and again, and again...
Sensation 04/05 The vessel made me do it!