Jed and I had never been on a cruise so it was a new experience for us! We got it for free from our summer sales job last summer so it was definitely worth it. We were able to go with a lot of friends that also sold with us last summer so it was a party. I had never experienced bad anxiety until the boat sounded and felt like it was going to tip over every night! If you are every debating when you should go on a cruise, go in the middle of winter because it is so nice to get away from the cold!