After 20 years of intense travel itineraries together with my wife for our holidays we do more and more cruises. We've chosen Celebrity cruises as our provider of choice but also look into the offerings of others. So far we've done 5 cruises and have three upcoming (Alaska, Azores and Canary islands, Suez Canal). We time our flight (usually burning miles) to the departure port one or a few days before departure of the ship and have some slow time in a nice hotel near the port. Then after boarding the ship we only decide in the morning what we plan to do the same day. No need to plan ahead and no need for a plan B. Just relax, read, enjoy the sea breeze, have lots of places to dine and have a nice drink. Do a day trip in a nice port if you feel so and the weather is good. Or just stroll along the sea promenade of the port town. If you forgot somethin essential you can buy or lend it on the ship. Just a stress free week or two. Value for money is good in our opinion if you compare the cruise fares with a good hotel, cost of food and drinks on the road, entertainment and a car to travel around. Are there any more cruise lovers out there in the miles&points enthusiasts of milepoint? Whats your opinion on cruise holidays?