My wife and I have never been on a cruise. I don’t know if we have been fearful or stingy, but we have never sailed the Seas. Some friends of ours won four tickets to an overseas Cruise. The cruise was 4 days and three nights. They asked my wife and I to join them. Since the expenses were covered, my wife and I didn’t have a lot of reasons to say no. We only needed to take off two days of work, because the cruise was over a weekend. My wife and I decided to throw caution to the wind. We accompanied our friends on the cruise. I have to say that things were very nice in the beginning. I really enjoyed sitting on the upper deck, watching the birds and the waves. After two days at Sea, we had to head back to port a day early. The boiler on the cruise ship wasn’t working properly. Since the boiler provides all of the heat and hot water to the ship, we had no choice but go back. I think someone said the boiler might help power the ship as well, but I’m not sure. My friends and I were sad to head back a day early, but they issued new vouchers to everyone on the ship. Even though our cruise was free, every one of us received a free voucher for another 4 day and three night cruise. My wife and I were a little happy the boiler had trouble, because we got another free cruise. We can use the voucher anytime over the next year. I don’t know if we’ll go back with our friends, but we’re definitely going to go on another Cruise.