You Know You’re Addicted to Cruising When …

December 22, 2011 | By | 282 Comments

Most addictions are detrimental — but being obsessed with cruising could win you a terry cloth robe and some assorted Cruise Critic logo paraphernalia. Tell us in the comments how you know you’re hooked on cruising, and we’ll give one randomly chosen contributor the chance to wander around in that supremely plush symbol of at-sea leisure.
First, a few of our favorites to get you inspired.
  • You bake a birthday cake for a ship.
  • You get a tattoo of Fun Ship Freddie on your arm.
  • You get angry when a line lets kids in the concierge lounge during happy hour.
  • Entering is easy. Simply finish the following cruise-lib in the comments section: You know you’re addicted to cruising when ____________. We’ll select a winner at random at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27.
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      282 Responses to “You Know You’re Addicted to Cruising When …”

      1. Mikey Faust
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when your bedroom wall is painted with a full map of the Caribbean, paintings of the cruise line logos, and is filled with pictures and models of my favorite cruise ships!

      2. Misty Richmond
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

        You spend more time looking at cruises than Facebook.

      3. kb
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

        Children in the Adult ONLY Hot Tubs and Spa area.

      4. Shari
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you don’t care where you cruise, as long as it’s warm!

      5. Jean Scott
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

        When you go to the cruise cams and watch the ships leaving and returning every week and wishing how I was on those that are leaving each time.

      6. Elaine
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you you’re sitting around your pool, close your eyes, start to daydream and pretend you’re on the Lido Deck and found a lounge chair !!!!

      7. Ronnie Rudolph
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you are ready to book another cruise the moment you get home.

      8. Richard Shoaf
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you install a porthole in your bedroom at home with the glass painted with a sea scape.

      9. Debra Mc
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

        You’re planning your cruises for the next 2 years while you’re still on this year’s cruise!

      10. Jan Davidson
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when your entire bedroom suite is painted Caribbean blue and sand, there are pictures on the wall by Weyland, and there is a gecko plaque on the wall to remind us of all of the little lizards we have seen on our side excursions!

      11. Lorraine Poth
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you go to book your table and dress for dinner – but then remember YOU are making the dinner and it doesn’t matter what you are wearing!

      12. J Justice
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when all your apps on the iphone have to do with cruising, when all the photos in the house are from cruises, when your decor is all items from cruises….

      13. Jean M
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

        You Know you are addicted to cruising when you want to sell everything and live on a Cruise ship.

      14. Carolyn
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when your reading material of choice is all the cruise line brochures:)

      15. stuart
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

        You know youre addicted to cruising when you forget your age, but remember all your waitstaffs names from every cruise youve ever been on.

      16. WinnipegCruiser
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you are caught “Practice Packing” even when you don’t have a cruise booked yet.

      17. Mary Hirose
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you go through withdrawal complete with physical symptoms of: sea legs, uncontrollable depression when there isn’t another cruise booked, and desperation for another cruise that causes you to stalk the ports in your home state. The only known treatments that make the addiction/withdrawal bearable are sea days.

      18. Lisa Jobe
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when….you plan your next cruise asap after your grandson turns six months old (min age requirement) so you can take him on his first cruise! (In this case, we found a cruise ON his six mo bday ! :-)

      19. SUsan Gilliamsen
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

        You usually have at least two booked cruises coming up & you’re looking to book another :)

      20. Kate
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you start planning not just your next cruise but the next 3 you want to do!

      21. Vol Fan
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

        You only take cruising vacations!

      22. Angie Krebs
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

        When your 8 year old has already been on 7 cruises and asking when the next one will be.

      23. Bill Raffel
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

        …You stand on your balcony (backyard deck) every night at about 5:30 PM for a sail-away party; even though it is snowing and 5 degrees below ZERO!

      24. PAH
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when your cellphone tone is a ship’s whistle

      25. Susan
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruisng when you are living, breathing, eating, working all the while thinking of you next cruise, planning the week of cruising, watching port cams. Oh I am so addicted…..

      26. Hideki Yamada
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

        …when you start thinking “starboard” when you turn right and “port” when turning left while driving.

      27. Bill Graf
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you inadvertantly walk out of a nice restaurant forgetting to pay the bill.

      28. Linda
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

        Your adult children stage an intervention!!!!!Lol! Unfortunately it didn’t work. You have to want to quit…and I REALLY don’t want to! I love cruising..any time any where!

      29. Dan
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you keep that travel bag packed and ready by the door!!

      30. Ken Klingenberg
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

        Ypu know you’re addicted to cruising when your ring tone is the same as the one before the announcements.

      31. Ryan
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

        You spend all of your 35 vacation days a year on s cruise ship.

      32. Mathew Magera
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when the familiar PA announcement “dings” are your ring tone.

      33. Ruth S
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

        You plan your next cruise via Facebook . . with your new best friends whom you met on your first cruise!

      34. JJ
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

        When the homepage of your computer is LIVE SHIP WEBCAMS… take me away! :o)

      35. Marcie Byers Gunkel
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

        When you seriously considering selling everything, and cruise till the money runs out!

      36. marylou
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

        You have the deck plans memorized…..for more than one ship~~~

      37. Ann
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

        You tattoo a ship on your arm

      38. Ann
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

        you keep your cruise bag packed at all times!

      39. Constance Barkley
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

        You know you are addicted when you are obsessed with having at least 2 future cruises posted on Cruise Critic while posting about the Allure cruise happening in the next week with 2 couples you met on a Oasis cruise the year before and a couple you met on a Jewel cruise 5 years ago, And your Christmas tree is decorated in Ships Ornaments bought on each and every cruise..(27) and counting.

      40. Brian
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

        . . . when you have to be rocked to sleep every night.

      41. Kathy
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when: You count cruise ships, instead of sheep, to fall asleep!!

      42. Melissa Quinn
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you plan another one before you take the one you have already booked.

      43. Melissa
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

        When you get a tattoo that reminds you of cruising every time you look at it :) Something’s gotta get me through these loooong Canadian winters!

      44. Donna Bockisch
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

        You know your addicted to cruising when you step onboard your current cruise and you make an appointment with the Ambassador to book your next cruise!

      45. daniel hood
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

        when you have a dinner jacket ready for wear at a monents notice.

      46. susan eason
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

        When you book your next cruise before your current cruise ship you are on has even left the dock!

      47. Joyce Cannon
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

        When your email is FULL OF CRUISE DEALS FROM EVERY AVAILABLE ON LINE SOURCE KNOWN….and your family snd friends consult you before booking! LOL!

      48. susan murray
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

        you come home from a cruise and discover that you have forgotten how to make coffee or make your bed or make a long-distance call or do errands or….need I go on?

      49. Melissa Bennett
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

        You go see “Jack and Jill” for the Allure cameo and book a New Year’s Eve cruise from your smart phone while the credits are rolling.

      50. Joyce
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when the majority of your Facebook friends were made on cruises.

      51. kelly
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

        When your on a first date and the first question you ask is…do you like to cruise? And his answer decides if you date him or not!

      52. Ann Richmond
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

        When you really don’t care where the ship is going, just so you are on it.

      53. Joe Staniszewski
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you take your first cruise then spend the rest of your life trying to convince everyone else you know to be as addicted.

      54. Suzanne Williams
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

        Your travel agent texts you to let you know when your next cruise is while your still on one.

      55. Rebecca Low
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

        When you buy a bottle of 1,000 Meclizine pills and you know you’ll use up before they expire. (I really did and I plan to use them all before they expire!)

      56. Lenny
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

        When you have purchased from the cruise line the same bedding used on your favorite ship.

      57. Carol R.
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

        Your dreams center around cruise ships as much as they do your “real” home.

      58. Laura
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you recite how long (months, days, hours, minutes) it is until your next cruise without having to look at a countdown clock.

      59. Therese Becker
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

        When you walk onto the ship and the waitstaff greets you by name, they have your favorite wine waiting at dinner, and know that Creme Brulee is your dessert of choice!

      60. Jeanetta Lennie
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when your bedroom is an exact replica of your cabin.

      61. Shelli
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

        When u love cruzin so much you literally tell your adult children they ARE going on your next one and that we are paying for it! Hmmm. Think that is happening to us right now! :-)

      62. Rose Marie Guidry
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you find yourself spending almost every waking moment on Cruise Critic when you are in-between cruises.

      63. Shirley Makinson
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

        when no one else has time tocruise with you -you go solo!

      64. Michelle
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when your 4 year olds (we have twins) are already 3 star mariners on Holland America! :)

      65. Bernadette
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

        ….when I get a week off from work and my co-workers are SHOCKED I am not booked on a cruise….. :(

      66. JD
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

        …when you have trouble walking on dry land.

      67. Janice Carley
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

        you come home from a cruise and start looking for the next one first chance you get!! And when you step foot on the ship and think “I’m HOME”!!!!

      68. Annetta Penn
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you get home from your first cruise and want to book another and include all 5 of your step-children, their partners, children and your own children, their spouses and children and have a wonderful time.

      69. Nancy Milliman
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

        you hve little “rubber ships” instead of little rubber duckies floating in your kids bathtub.

      70. Brenda Danner
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

        When you have 5 future cruise certificates so you can take that back to back to back to back to back cruise!

      71. WinnipegCruiser
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you measure everything in number of cruises….as in “That car is expensive, it costs 22 cruises.”

      72. william powell
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

        You leave your suitcases out all year so you can start packing for your cruise

      73. Judy
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you read Cruise Critic everyday to get new information on you booked cruise. And to see the photos of the ships and the food.

      74. JoAnn
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

        you walk around the office saying…109 days and a wake-up…then the next day you are saying 108 days and a wake-up… till finally you are saying 1 day and a wake-up!!! By then everyone is so dang happy you are leaving!!! Actually…I just have to say it one more time today (and yes it’s for real!!)…. 6 Days and a wake-up…we’ll be cruising in the New Year on the Carnival Ecstacy – Port Canaveral!!! I can’t wait!!!!

      75. william powell
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

        when you leave your suitcase out all year so you can start packing for your next cruise

      76. Scott Lara
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

        When you drive 3 miles to the St Johns River in Jacksonville every Saturday the Carnival Fascination leaves to wave goodbye to it as it sails by. When you get back in the car and wipe a tear from your eye.

      77. Owen Carney
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

        You spend your time onboard planning your NEXT cruise or two!

      78. Marty Lara
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

        When your husband tells everyone on Facebook, Twitter and at the grocery store he was a guest on Cruise Radio and talks about Holland America.

      79. Maureen Bergeron
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

        That you go solo because everyone else is working. It doesn’t bother you though because you never are alone on a cruise.

      80. Chyrie Moore
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you: (1) have a ship’s horn as your ringtone (2) On laundry days, you fold your towels like animals (3) You look for chocolates on your pillows each night (4) You stand up to flush the toilet (5) You hear “Happy birthday two shoes” at all the resturants you go to.

      81. Widespreadpanic
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

        …When you read all the posts here and every one makes you smile and agree!

      82. Karen
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you check all the different web-sites for specials 3 times a week. Or when the nurse takes your blood pressure and tells you to relax so you imagine yourself on the balcony reading the daily events with your feet up. Gets my blood pressure down!

      83. James
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

        Your browser start page is just a list of countdowns to your next 3 cruises.

      84. Kelly Hayes
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

        when you have a “Cruise Friends” Facebook “list” with people from multiple cruises and Facebook event for a cruise a year away :)

      85. Craig F.
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

        When you have a shrine in your house to Gavin McCloud.

      86. Judy Canetti
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

        ……..when you begin making plans for the next one even before you get off the ship!

      87. Jeffrey
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

        when you finish laundry then make towel origami for all your bedrooms.

      88. Justin
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

        Yoi know you’re addicted to cruising when you correct people when they call the “ship” a “boat.”

      89. AuntieF
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

        …when your watch is set to the Atlantic (Caribbean) Time Zone just in case you need to drop everything and embark on a cruise!

      90. David Pittenger
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

        You know you are addicted to crusing when you get into an argument with the room steward over whose towel animal is cuter, yours or his.

      91. Karen Wemett
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

        When you spend time reading Cruise Critic Boards even when you don’t have a cruise booked, just to stay on touch.

      92. Cindy Weaver
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

        You have a wallet dedicated to cruise line loyalty cards, and instead of a photo holder, you have a credit card wallet that only contains your Sign ‘n Sail cards from your prior cruises.

      93. Lynda Vann
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

        You ask for a few days off from work and they say, ” Oh another cruise”.

      94. Patsy
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

        When your room card doesn’t work at the cash register.

      95. Emily Gilmour
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you can’t wait to retire so that you can spend all of your free time cruising!

      96. Dot Libertore
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

        When everything you need is packed away for your next cruise, but that’s ok cause you can go buy all new stuff since that racks up points towards a free cruise!

      97. Elizabeth Schaffer
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

        You know you are a cruise addict when you break out into a sweat when you hear the Love Boat theme song.

      98. Teresa Batchelder
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you get up REALLY early to watch live webcams of the ships arriving, you make sure to be online to watch them depart, (with the volume turned up to make sure to hear the horn blasts), have a full page of cruising apps on my phone, ALL of this BEFORE I have even taken my first cruise. Booked for July 2013 on Allure for 20th anniversary, and Monarch of the Seas in February 2012

      99. Kate
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you think anyone who won’t cruise is crazy!

      100. JOAN FRANK
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

        You know your addicted to cruising when you come home fill the bath tub with toy ships and stare at it all day

      101. JOAN FRANK
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

        You know your addicted to cruising when on a cruise buy all types of liquor set up a mini bar and start drinking at 10am

      102. Melissa Fail
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

        You get the shakes when the new cruise catalog comes in the mail!

      103. Mary Fortin
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

        ….when you pass gas it sounds like a cruise ship’s horn.

      104. Joseph
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

        You know your addicted to cruising when you measure the length of the Allure of the Seas with a ruler just to make sure it is the largest.

      105. Liz Moreau
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

        You drive 3 hrs one way to the closest Johnny Rockets because you need your Royal Caribbean fix!

      106. Regina Parker
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

        You make candy for the crew everytime you sail.

      107. Ashley
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

        When you exchange e-mail’s with the Commodore because his wife lives 15 minutes away from you.

      108. Ed Bossle
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

        When you refer to your second-floor bedrooms as \Port side aft stateroom, deck 2\ and \Starboard side forward stateroom, deck 2\.

      109. Carolyn
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

        ….when I can name the ship coming in/out of port by the sound of the horn!

      110. Charles
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

        When you haven’t been on a cruise in a couple of months, so you check out your last Roll Call to see if any of your friends from that cruise have updated anything.

      111. Sasha
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you go on Cruise Critic every day even though you don’t have a cruise booked!

      112. Dina G.
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when, you consider quiting your job in Arizona, in order to find a job in Florida that will let you cruise more often.

      113. Judith Willoughby
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you you receive over a dozen travel newsletters and are constantly browsing cruise sales for the next best deal.

      114. Frank Landry
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

        When you continue to acquire loyalty points on yur cruise line’s credit card for future cruises and perks.

      115. Gary
        December 22nd, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when, as you wake up each morning and swing your legs out of bed, you pause for a moment to see if the floor is rolling.

      116. Josh
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 12:32 am

        you begin to get the post-cruise blues before the cruise even begins

      117. Tonya Appleford
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 1:48 am

        You know you are addicted to cruising when your post every day is full of cruise magazines, brochures and offers. You come back from one cruise and book another one straight away and you are always on the look out for a good cruise deal.

      118. vanessa
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 5:10 am

        when you even book repositioning cruises with no ports and look forward to them with great fervor.

      119. Vicki
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 7:27 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you count down to the end of the school year in \days till my cruise\ instead of days left of school.

      120. Alyce Burgh
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 7:41 am

        when you have to have at least 2 booked in advance.

      121. Cyndi
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 7:49 am

        you don a cruise staff uniform and say farewell to the departing passengers

      122. Rikki
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 7:56 am

        When your calling your children ‘s school district to find out when their vacations will be so you can make your next cruise reservation.

      123. richard nardi
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 8:11 am

        when my wife says, no more cruises for awile,sinbad.

      124. J Cherry
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 8:39 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you are counting down the days when your baby can participate in the kids club so you can go on your next cruise! 380 days for me!

      125. Glenn
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 8:41 am

        When you meet people you have cruised with before on every cruise you take and the staff knows your name and drink without introducing yourself

      126. Carl Morgan
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 8:49 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you have your itinerary for the Fall cruise all set, and you haven’t even taken your summer cruise! (I like to stay a cruise or two ahead!)

      127. clay fitzgerald
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 9:05 am

        When i spend my time on carnival.com and not on social network sites! My wife and kids do not understand my addiction and it has now become a joke. I am happy! Love Carnival!

      128. Carol Owen
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 9:52 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you call your favorite Cruise Line, just to say Hi, even when you haven’t booked your next cruise with them yet!

      129. Ed
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 10:43 am

        …when you start wondering if there is a 12-step program from cruisers.

      130. Linda McMichael
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 10:59 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you plan for the “Love Boat” theme to be sung at your memorial service.

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you enroll in Dutch language classes because your line of choice is Holland America.

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you refer to the two-page photo spread of ships in cruise magazines as “ship porn.”

      131. Janna
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 11:00 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you’re upset that someone booked “your” stateroom on a ship.

      132. Rob
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 11:07 am

        Your at the local pub, the bartender hands you your margarita and you hand him your sea pass card!!!

      133. Gloria Marrone
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 11:26 am

        You know that you are addicted to cruising when… you discover that all your albums on Facebook are about cruises. I have taken over 25 cruises and have one booked on the Carnival Dream in the beginning of January. We just returned from one on the Carnival Ecstasy in December. After one more cruise I will be a V.I.P with Carnival. We go on the Celebrity Constellation in April for a 2-week cruise. Anyone want to see my albums? (Laugh, Laugh.) I’d love one of those robes and Cruise Critic logo paraphernalia.

      134. Tom
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 11:42 am

        When the only calendar you use is a countdown calendar to your next cruise.

      135. Barb
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 11:46 am

        When I visit Cruise Critic everyday from my work computer and dream about the next cruise I will be on.

      136. EMIL WOLF
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 11:53 am

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you have taken 200 cruises with Celebrity Cruise Lines since July 2002 and have 50 more future cruises booked through April 2013.

      137. Patricia Muldoon
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you meet up with friends/family and the first thing they say to you is “I’m surprised you’re not on a cruise”.

      138. david
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

        You’re forever being told to stop talking about cruises!

      139. Andy Smithers
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

        you stay up till the wee hours of the night to get the first copy of the Freestyle Daily, at guest services.

      140. John murphy
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

        When you check cruise critic everyday to find your next cruise deal.

      141. Jen
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

        When there is not one moment in your life spent without having a future cruise booked ….. even counting the time you are actually cruising!

      142. Jen
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

        when there is not a moment in your life without a future cruise booked!

      143. Kathy
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you stay at a hotel, walk in the room and say “where’s the balcony and my drink of the day?”

      144. Ann Mounce
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

        when you dream that you are performing your land job on a cruise ship

      145. Don Parks
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when most of the ornaments on your christmas tree are cruise ships

      146. Don Parks
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when the MatreD remembers you from previous cruises

      147. Ron
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you have to cancel a cruise due to illness and you’re selecting your next cruise while recuperating.

      148. Carmen Namenek
        December 23rd, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you wonder why no one wants to take your picture each night at dinner and each day as you leave for work!

      149. Liz Moreau
        December 24th, 2011 @ 1:14 am

        You drive 3 hrs one way to the nearest Johnny Rockets just because it reminds you of being onboard Royal Caribbean.

      150. Tina C
        December 24th, 2011 @ 6:44 am

        You win a land vacation, all expenses paid and you refuse to take it cause its not a cruise!

      151. lorraine
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when your planning your next cruise on the first day of your present cruise.

      152. Susan
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

        When you spend months researching ships that you cannot afford to book, all because you want to be able to imagine that you can.

      153. Mary Buetow
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you always have to have at least one booked!

      154. Mohavemommy
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

        … when you spend your lunchtime at work listening to ocean waves sounds with your eyes closed… and dream of standing on deck.

      155. Richard H
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

        You’ve booked 2 cruises covering the vacation time off and are trying to find a few more short ones to cover the other Holidays you have off!

      156. Stan F
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

        Cruisecritic.com is your homepage

      157. Diane Russom Harrison
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you are disappointed when you don’t find a towel animal on your bed at night!

      158. Brenda Murphree
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

        the only days that you don’t check out cruise prices or read Cruise Critic are the day that you are on a cruise!!!!

      159. Peggy W
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you’re in a hotel and ask which deck are we on??

      160. Seth
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you get out of bed after a good night’s sleep and feel like you are swaying back and forth … and you haven’t had a drink since your last cruise.

      161. Peggy W
        December 24th, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you’re in a hotel and accidentally ask “Which deck are we on”?

      162. Brittany D
        December 24th, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

        .. When you wake up after being on a cruise and wait to hear the horn. The horn becomes a comforting sound that says ‘HEY! You’re on vacation!’

      163. Sandra Burgdorf
        December 24th, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when … you daydream about winning the lottery and you find yourself planning back to back to back cruises for a year or so with your winnings.

      164. Shane Lenard
        December 24th, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

        You know you addicted to cruising when you start to design your own ship:)

      165. Ant fern
        December 24th, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

        You’re addicted to cruise when you change your spring mattress for a water bed…. to feel the waves soothing you!

      166. Karen
        December 24th, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you’re posting on Cruise Critic more than Facebook.

      167. Nancy
        December 24th, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

        You know your addicted to cruising when your closets at home replicate the stateroom closets so you know just how much you can take at a moments notice.

      168. rose anne
        December 24th, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

        addicted to cruising when …as soon as i,m back i book another and now i,m already thinking of the next one after this that i booked before.i,m really addicted because im nearly seen the whole world.

      169. Kathy Horton
        December 24th, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

        You Know You’re Addicted to Cruising When …all you ask for, for your birthday, Mother’s Day and Christmas are cruise credits!

      170. Joel Araguz
        December 24th, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

        …when your iPhone app measures the time for your next cruise in hours…and you check it constantly to see the numbers change.

      171. Kim Lebowitz
        December 24th, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when your ring tone is the ship horn, and your text tone is the cruise directors bell.

      172. Michael Haddock
        December 24th, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

        “You Know You’re Addicted to Cruising When …” you have memberships in Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society, Princess’ Captain’s Circle and Celebrity’s Captain’s Club, all with top tier benefits.

      173. donna zito
        December 24th, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

        When you’re looking for deals,the day after you get off the ship

      174. Cheryl Lynn Macrina
        December 24th, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

        Your know you’re addicted to Cruising when you first wake up the first thing you do is log on to Cruise Critic to find out what is happening in the cruise world before you log on for your emails or facebook.

      175. Elaine
        December 24th, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you will only eat dinner at 6pm or 8:30!

      176. Diane Parks
        December 24th, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

        When everyday you are on cruise critic,just living through people you dont even know and talking about their cruises,and have port everglades on your screen and you know what time the cruise ships are leaving and you tell everyone in the house to look at it but you are the only one excited.

      177. Barbara S
        December 24th, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

        When you host a \sail away\ party in your tub when you bathe at night.

      178. Barbara S
        December 24th, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

        When you host a sail away party in your tub when you bathe each night.

      179. Lynda
        December 24th, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you go to a restaurant to eat and you offer to pay your check with your sail and sign card.

      180. Lynda
        December 24th, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you sit down for dinner and wait for someone to spread your cloth napkin on your lap.

      181. Camille Hurd
        December 24th, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you can’t get to sleep at home because you room isn’t gently rocking.

      182. Nadine Thys
        December 24th, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you put all your bedroom furniture in your closet and pretend you are in a ships cabin!

      183. Marty
        December 24th, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

        #129 @Ed, yes there is a ‘Twelve Step’ addiction program: http://voices.yahoo.com/12-step-cruise-addiction-cure-scam-62471.html?cat=16 You know you’re addicted when you don’t unpack the suitcase with all your used cruise gear other than to unlatch one corner, stick your face onto the opening an inhale as deeply as life itself to get a taste of that last cruise.

      184. margie r.
        December 25th, 2011 @ 8:37 am

        you hold muster drills at home.

      185. Heather
        December 25th, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

        When you make towel animals for your children and house guests n your son makes them at the dinner table out of napkins.

      186. Elizabeth
        December 26th, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

        You know you’re addicted when a cruise is all you want for Christmas, your Birthday/Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, any other day.

      187. danette
        December 26th, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising (and everyone else thinks you are) when you are out of the office for a week sick and when you get back, everyone asks “How was your cruise?”

      188. frances evans
        December 26th, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

        when you start buying all your friends and family scrap booking cruise supplies to start thier own cruise scrap book and they have never cruised before

      189. Andi
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:57 am

        you constantly read the information on Cruise Critic to find the best ships, with the most to do, and the newest entertainment and fun happenings, to celebrate your birthday or anniversary.

      190. Shari Lou
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:47 am

        You know you’re addicted when a cruise is the first thing you look up on the web when you log on the computer !

      191. Murray Atherton
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:47 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you’re invited to join friends to a vacation destination and you turn it down because there’s not a cruise that goes to Palm Springs!

      192. Terry Heiman
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:47 am

        when the horn on your car sounds like a cruise ship horn!

      193. Peggy
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:48 am

        …you book another before the sailing is even over!

      194. Michelle
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:48 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you are telling people about one of the ports you’ve visited, and then your significant other tells you that you’re talking about the wrong port.

      195. Amelia
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:48 am

        all your conversations begin with ‘there was that time on the cruise…’

      196. Tyler
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:49 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you buy your daughter a Barbie cruise ship for Christmas.

      197. Cheryl R
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:49 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when people ask you, “Where’s and when’s the next cruise?”

      198. Beth Anne Reeder
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:50 am

        You know you are addicted when your four children (ages 11 and under) are now equally addicted. =)

      199. Esahuma
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:51 am

        the first email you check is your Cruise Critics every morning and join threads just to keep in the loop and mood of cruising!

      200. Kathlyn Pumnea
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:51 am

        You know you are addicted when on any given day for 1 year before you cruise you can tell anyone how many days before you cruise without looking at a anything!

      201. Debra Miller
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:51 am

        When all you can dream about, think about, talk about is your next cruise even though it is 1 1/2 years away!! Can’t wait!!

      202. Joanne Hice
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:53 am

        when you’re planning your next cruise before you get off the ship on your current cruise!

      203. Stacy Deitelzweig
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:53 am

        you leave your home city of New Orleans for Mardi Gras (the biggest and most fun event of the year) when the rest of the world is traveling to New Orleans to go on your 11th Disney Cruise!!!!

      204. Susan
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:53 am

        When you take one cruise immediately after another one like I did this past year.The first one was in April on Celebrity Solstice it was an Eastern Caribbean cruise.We were back one day and flew to NYC to spend 2 days in Barcelona with my daughter and son-in-law before we left for a Mediterranean cruise on the HAL Eurodam with them.Both great ships with great service.

      205. Sean
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:54 am

        when you refer to your morning coffee as the DOTD

      206. Gillian
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:54 am

        when you take your cruise brochures on board with you so time spent round the pool is time well spent choosing next cruise.

      207. Linda Coninckx
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:54 am

        If you browse everyday in diffrent websites looking for a good cruisedeal.
        Reading comments on cruise critics every day is a huge effort!!!!
        Almost a day-time job beside my real earning job.

      208. rob rogers
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:55 am

        You start to dress for dinner every night at home

      209. Chris
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:56 am

        You check the cruise critic boards every day, hoping for that one more piece of “information” to make your cruise that much better!

      210. Kevin Tudor
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:57 am

        When you read this list from other people and notice most of them apply to you

      211. Courtney
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:57 am

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you’re booking another cruise at the same time you’re on one!! Thank God for sea Wi-Fi!!!!

      212. Ed H.
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:58 am

        When Cruise Critic is the ONLY forum you visit and post in regularly.

      213. Toni Sullivan
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:58 am

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you have 4 cruises booked for the next year and have 3 future cruise certificates in your desk. In your closet is a large basket holding all the stuff you take on every cruise.

      214. Matt Vanscoy
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:58 am

        When getting ready to buy something new, either small or bigger ticket item, I/we always think: \That would be enough for our next cruise, deposit, up-grade, DOD, picture(s), shore excursion, Spa Treatment, or some time in the casino\!!!

      215. LuvvaBargain
        December 27th, 2011 @ 11:59 am

        You know that you’re addicted to cruising, when you would rather BLOG Cruise info with Cruise Critic’s and John Heald’s websites, rather than BLOG gossip about friends.

      216. Bill Raffel
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

        when your email address is CruiseManiac24x7x365@XXXXX.com

      217. Cindy L
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

        checking cruise critic as soon as you arrive home to plan your next cruise – I can dream, can’t I???

      218. Courtney
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you’re booking another cruise at the same time you’re on one!!! Thank God for Wi-fi at Sea!! :)

      219. Dan
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

        when at home you try to step up into the bathroom.

      220. Scott Lewis
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

        …when you keep better track of your loyalty program status and benefits than you do your family birthdays!

      221. Tracy
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

        When you count down every day until the next one!

      222. Kathlyn Pumnea
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

        You’re addicted when you could be ready in 10 minutes to leave on a cruise!

      223. danita conte
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

        you know you’re addicted to cruising when you lose 30 lbs in 4 months just so you can go on a cruise and the one thing you hate most in the world is dieting.

      224. Teri Yankee
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

        You and your husband go to a kids movie (Chipwrecked) just so you can reminisce about your last cruise (on the Carnival Dream) which was the star (in my opinion) of the movie!!

      225. Jeanette Raichel
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

        You know your addicted to cruising when you consider selling your condo and renting an apartment so you can use the money for cruising and cruising only……

      226. Marsha Herring
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising, when to get my fix I plan cruises for freinds and family.

      227. Nick Jablonski
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

        You try to get all of your friends just as addicted to cruising as you are!

      228. Susan Leonard
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you can’t afford to pay your taxes but somehow find a way to pay for the NEXT cruise! :)

      229. Donna
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when get so excited booking your next cruise you forget to fix supper.

      230. diana carrick
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

        You are addicted to cruising when you randomly yell “bing” to remind you of getting on and off the ship

      231. JoAnn Flaherty
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

        ……you start thinking about your NEXT cruise while you’re still on this one!

      232. Valerie Caldicott
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

        you read every ad for a cruise that comes to your inbox and imagine yourself on that ship and that cruis

      233. nancy robinson
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

        You know your addicted when your doing nothing and your mind keeps drifting to where you want to go on your next cruise and then you remember you have been most everywhere and you know you have to seriously think even more where you want to go. Logistics get harder than ever which requires even more thought. You want to go so bad that you need to keep this in the back of your mind to work it out. That is addiction.

      234. Karen
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

        When you start booking cruises on the ship that you know your favorite bartenders will be. Not caring where the ship goes.

      235. Kelly Okeefe
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

        You mortgage your house to take a few cruises!

      236. kathy d
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

        you can’t stop read everything on cruise critic even though you don’t have a cruise booked.

      237. Ryan
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

        Spending more time reading reviews on Cruise Critic than spending time with family and friends during Christmas

      238. Kimberly Dunn
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

        You know your addicted when you will go on a cruise with anyone and anytime who says they will go with you and you will leave your kids and husband home.

      239. robyn
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

        When you met your closest friends on cruise critic

      240. Shelly Paxson
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you make up a new \Fun Times\ every day and leave it on your bed with a towel animal and a wrapped chocolate.

      241. robyn
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

        When you met your best friends on cruise critic

      242. Roseann Marttila
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

        Roseann Marttila when the only gift you ever ask for for birthdays and holidays is a contribution to your next cruise, and you have to have one booked by the time you complete the one you are on!

      243. NEIL SACKS
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

        YOU KNOW YOU’RE AADDICTED TO CRUISING WHEN YOU REFUSE TO DISEMBARK FOREVER

      244. Rio Elle
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when your opening homepage is the “Vacations-to-go 90 day Ticker”

      245. Bob
        December 27th, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you drill oar
        sized holes in your boat’s galley, install benches, and have your guests sing the Costa’s obnoxious C,C,C song while you ply them with assorted rum drinks adorned with tacky paper umbrellas as you serve a sumptuous, midnight buffet made from the last few San’a leftovers.

      246. janet labarbera
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

        you always book back to back cruises, never one single!!

      247. judes
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

        When you spend the last 6 months teaching your 2 grandsons cruise manners

      248. kimberley taulbee
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

        …when you keep shopping for your next cruise, EVEN though your husband got sick on the last one & says NEVER AGAIN!! Love it!!

      249. Laura Goedhart Reclusado
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

        You know you are addicted when …your text notification tone on your cellular phone is the same as the ships announcement tone!

      250. Boo Ballard
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

        You know you’re trulyyyy addicted to cruising when you actually LIVE in Santorini, Greece and yet you fly all the way to Rome to board a ship for your Mediterranean cruise which just happens to include a stop at, u guessed it–Santorini!!! (Actually it was pretty cool to be able to stop by my house to feed the cats and pick up some clean clothes half way thru the cruise, and as a local, I got to ride the cable car up for free! :-)))

      251. Joe Andracki
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when four days before your next cruise you are planning the next one

      252. Tracey Dunsire
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

        You know your addicted to cruising when your 3 year old insists on dressing for dinner every night, and thinks all holidays must include a ship!!

      253. Chuck Vroman
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

        You know that you’re addicted to cruising when it is the first thing you think of in the morning and the last thing on your mind at night!

      254. georgia Roysdon
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

        when your 6year old grandson tells you that you are so stressed and you need a cruise’cation and he will go to and make sure camp carnival is still just for kids…and sont worry he will stay there while i relax at the pool

      255. Julie Dietrich
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

        …you wander around your house with an empty plate waiting for someone to take your picture.

      256. Kandy p.
        December 27th, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

        Your addicted when:
        You refer to your home as your “Stateroom”, your kitchen as the “Galley”, your dining room as the “Lido” and your children as the “Crew”!!!!!

      257. Bulett
        December 27th, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

        When you name your kittens,
        Carnival
        Disney
        Royal
        Norwegian
        Celebrity
        Crystal

      258. Sharon Gelvin
        December 27th, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

        You know your are addicted to crusing when you come home from a cruise and immediately sit down at your computer and start looking for your next cruise without telling family about the great time you had on the cruise you just returned from

      259. Linda
        December 27th, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

        You know you are a addicted to cruising when all your vacation photos are ship photos.

      260. Shane
        December 27th, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you measure time by how many more days you have until your next cruise.

      261. Lori
        December 27th, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

        You know your addicted to cruising when people ask how was your cruise and you start sounding like a cruise travel sgent and asking should I book us a cabin.

      262. KenSanDiego
        December 27th, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

        Your whole family is forced to drink out of Carnival souvenier glasses.

        You remodel your patio to resemble the Lido Deck

        All your bath towels have Carnival logos on them

        You consider Monkey Head coconut cups the ‘special company dishes’

      263. ShisaSanAntonio
        December 27th, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

        I knew I was smitten when I realized I looked out my balcony each morning to see what the view would be. Same view several mornings; must be home! lol

      264. KenSanDiego
        December 27th, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

        You keep a ‘cruise bag’ by the door in case your travel agent calls with a last minute deal that leaves in 4 hours.

      265. Flo
        December 27th, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

        You sit at your dining room table every night at 5:30 and expect the waiter to take your order.

      266. Randall Toney
        December 28th, 2011 @ 1:52 am

        You watch reruns of “The Love Boat” over and over again.

      267. Jennifer
        December 28th, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising when you call the floors in your home deck 1, 2 and 3 and the bedroom your cabin! I seriously do this!

      268. Jolynn Ware
        December 29th, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you never unpack your suitcase but wash the clothes and repack in case you find a great deal

      269. Deb
        January 2nd, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

        Ok. I’ve never cruised. But we are booked on the carnival legend on jan 22. I know that I’m already going to love it because it’s all I think about. For the last few days I’ve searched the web to find menus! I envision what I’m going to order each night. Addict, or just a loser? You tell me.

      270. Linda
        January 3rd, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

        I quit smoking so I could cruise more!!! 16 months smoke free and anxiously awaiting our April cruise on the Allure!!!

      271. Leah
        January 3rd, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

        I know I’m addicted to cruising, I spend hours each day looking for my next cruise, I already have it narrowed down to location, and the three lines I am going to pick from for my cruise in Nov/Dec 2013, and 2015.

      272. Lori
        January 3rd, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

        I know I am addicted to cruising because I dream about my past cruises and next cruises but don’t dream about my boyfriend !!

      273. sheryl
        January 5th, 2012 @ 9:24 am

        I have been addicted since my first cruise in 1980 as a child I dreamed that one day I would cruise. I have serious issues me and my other addicted friends usually book two at a time so that when the first is over we have something to look forward to when we return. Until we cruise again we have drinks and food and get togethers to discuss our next trip.We have the pictures on our computers and on our walls at work. We call each other and say the lido deck is waiting.At our homes we get on the computers together and discuss the ships and ports etc. We are grateful for our travel fairy lady who keeps us informed at AAA. We are ready up to 2013.Have fun and yes we have traveled on them all.!We feel lost without cruising,it makes us sooo…happy!

      274. Mary
        January 5th, 2012 @ 11:01 am

        You know you’re a cruise addict when your parking sign says Cruise Ship Docking Only. When you talk about cruising with your friends and debate about the merits of cruising vs. land vacations- “But you can do all that on a cruise!” When most of your pictures are from cruises. When you salivate over emails regarding new ships and cruise deals. And the sadness that overtakes you when your son is graduating and therefore you do NOT have a cruise booked. Oh the humanity!!!

      275. Don
        January 5th, 2012 @ 11:54 am

        You have great restaurant meal and walk out without paying.

      276. Bill
        January 5th, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

        You know you’re addicted to cruising:

        When you unpack, wash everything, and repack your suitcases.

        Get irritated at having to pay for dinner out.

        Don’t go to shows at home; just wait for the next cruise.

        When you walk patiently behind a slow walker at the mall, forgetting that there is room to pass.

        You think “Plaza’ means five in some foreign language.

        You think your shower is too big.

        You put tip money in an envelope when dining out.

        You look longingly back at your Navy days when cruising was free!

        Bill USNR-RET

      277. Hazel
        January 7th, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

        Although my husband and I had already been on over 25 cruises, we chose an Eastern Caribbean Cruise last June in celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We made each of the 20 family members promise to cruise with us again soon. We also like re-positioning cruises, but was unable to convince even one family member to do this…Oh, well. Wish we could have signed on for the around the world cruise.

      278. Annette
        January 7th, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

        You know you are addicted to cruising when you name your dogs after your favorite cruise ship, your favorite island and your favorite cruise line – “Liberty”,”Grand turk” and “Royal”

      279. Brenda Beshears
        January 13th, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

        I feel like I HAVE TO cruise every year. This is the first year that I am not going to be able to cruise. :((

      280. Elaine Purdy
        February 13th, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

        In addition to all the above, (I have some health issues), and everytime the doctors are doing a procedure on me, I tell them they have to get all this done and wind me up so I can keep going for my next cruise. If something sounds hopeless, I always tell them, no they got to keep me going because I have a cruise coming up in November 2012 for 2 weeks (on PRINCESS, where I belong). I went for 14 days in Dec 2011 and I went for 7 days in April 2011. I always keep one or two on the books also to keep me motivated. My friends don’t talk to me any more because all I can talk about is to do with cruising (I think they are just jealous), I wish I made enough to retire on a ship, but I don’t make enough. But, the sands in my shoe’s and the ship’s in my blood and the service is in my heart and my mind is constantly turning trying to figure out ways to go more often (By the way, my suitcases are still packed from December and the washed clothes on hangers and hanging over them. Elaine

      281. malena
        February 27th, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

        You know your a cruise addict when: I go on a cruise at least once every two years. I have started adding up what it cost for my son to go to school and the strict day to day routine and am thinking about home school. We could cruise on our own schedule!!! Or during huricane season I keep a bag packed for a cruise to nowhere at last minute

      282. Dianne
        July 13th, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

        when my daughter-in-law sees me reading cruise critic (again today) and tells me I am addicted to cruising and need to get help.

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