Posted April 18th, 2013, 08:26 PM
During that time found out from my mother that she always in the back of her mind (same as me) had dreamt to go on a cruise. My mum just had an operation for cancer and we promised each other that if she would be strong enough to travel to N.Z. from Holland after she had recouperated, she would pay for the flight and I would take care of all the cruise and related expenses.
The Universe looked after her and off we went cruising around the Pacific.
I became a cruise nut after that and Mum went on another one with me last year.
This was a med cruise starting in Italy and going to Greece and Turkey and in August. It was very hot, but she was such a trooper!
Again it was amazing to spend this special time with her.
So, in general I think that cruising is suitable to go with anyone you like. Lost of girlfriends go together and even guys go with their mates.
Then there are the same sex couples as well, family get togethers for reunions, special birthdays or weddings where ages can range from say 3yr old to in the eighties.
BUT my story is not over yet!
My husband was the same as yours, he just was not interested in cruising. However, one day he said if he would ever do a cruise it would have to be a Mediterrean one. Well, jumped on that one straight away and it did not take me long to find a deal and we booked. It is exactly the same itinerary I did last year with my Mum, but I don't care
Now that the trip is coming closer, DH is starting to get more and more excited about all the places he is going to see and is even to start get a little more interested in the ship (although, really, he wants everything on the ship to be a surprise).
I feel very blessed that I can go on this trip again and must say it does feel different to go with DH, definitely romantic.... Also expecting it to be more intense, because of all the things he wants to do and see in Europe.
I am now planning a cruise for 2015 with my sister. She has been very reluctant to cruise (she did not even want to go last year when we were going to gift her the cruise
ANOTHER BUT.. I think what both her and DH converted in the end is that you can see so many places without having to unpack all the time, driving, finding places to eat etc.
So, maybe you can find out where your DH always has wanted to go like Alaska or Tahiti, who knows? Seems most men like the port calls the best.
Or, maybe he will just slowly over time get influenced by all your great cruise experiences Ha, ha and wet his appetite (literally with speciality restaurants) Or he might see the economic benefits (when you compare the land vacation to a cruise
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