I am getting dragged onto one of those, probably in May. In our case, it will be the Big Red Boat for just 3-4 days to the Bahamas and back. My wife has sold the kids on it big time so I would be the majorly grumpy Grinch if I didn't go along with the idea. I find ships to be a paradox in that they are more confining to me than little boats. When you are on a little boat, you are on the great big ocean, but when you are on a big boat, you are on the boat. The shore excursions could be fun though. I will tell my wife that I am doing recon for sailing in the winter.