I have a few "cruiser" stories, but mostly of the folk that stick in your mind, specifically the ugly Americans. Only takes a few to reinforce a bad stereotype. the majority of folks on that big boat are just normal average vanilla folk, who need the added security of a planned trip with as much shallow exposure to travel destinations as possible in the time alloted. On the other end of the spectrum are the people who jump out of perfectly good airplanes. The kind of folk who say "get me there and I'll find my own way back." Takes all kinds. Us in the middle, round trip ticket and then we'll take care of the time we have by ourselves.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt