f-mattox, I had a couple book their first cruise as a three leg segment of a world cruise. They'd sold their home and their retirement condo wasn't going to be available for a little over 6 weeks. They'd heard so much about cruising from friends they decided to try it while they had nowhere else to go for a while. They both said they were sick of being on the ship about 2 weeks in. Then they said that passed and by the end they didn't want to go home. They booked 2 more cruises with me the same year. I guess once you get past that original yearning for home you still get the disembarkation bules.