I have had this "thing" for lack of a better word, ---my dream vacation---it would be a Cruise of Alaska's inland water passage. This is the cruise where you leisurely sail up the Alaska coast, sucking in all the fantastic scenery, and get to see the big glaciers and REAL Icebergs---not to mention six meals a day, ---like Hello, Cruising is the ONLY way to travel. Its just like Tallulah said in the movie, "Lifeboat", " and what time does this place arrive?".
Actually when you add it all up cost wise-----cruising is quite competitive with flying to ones destination and staying in hotels there, buying dinners etc. On a cruise one boards the ship, unpacks and begins to immediately enjoy 0ne's vacationing time. The fun of exploring the ship, finding the neat little bars, and dining areas, the pool, gym, library, movie theatre, casino, etc.
Its amazing to how fast one adapts to getting up early, hitting the deck for that breakfast buffet, on the port lido deck, maybe a couple Bloody Mary's, -------maybe getting in a hour of sun tanning, not to mention some enjoyable body watching ---then one has to meet friends (for you surely have met others by now) for drinks and the mid-morning snack break.----next thing ya know your all out having fun poolside, then its lunch time-----maybe a nap on a deck chair, watching the world go bye---afternoon snack, a couple more drinks (life is good)---back to the room to change for dinner, after dinner maybe a movie, then hit the dance club, some late snacks and midnight drinks---another hard day of vacationing done-----oooh yeahh , Cruising is MY style of Travel.