My husband and I were 'cruise virgins' when we arrived on board on 8 May in Barcelona for our twelve day cruise of the Mediterranean! What a wonderful time we had during our twelve day cruise - the wonderful welcoming, friendly staff, the luxurious surroundings (amazing), the scrumptious food, the entertainment, the pool area (helped of course by the hot sunny weather we had every single day), the destinations, etc. I had been a little apprehensive that twelve days may have been too long, but it definitely wasn't.
There were however two little annoyances - our statement (which was magnificent by the way) had an obstructed view (which we did not know about until we arrived), and the internet access was very expensive.
BUT..... this was one of the best experiences we have had - and will we be checking out another cruise as we advance into retirement years? ABSOLUTELY SOLD ON CRUISING!