I once went thirteen (13) months ashore without a cruise! It was the worst 13 months of my life! I'll never do that again! Even a short 1 nite cruise to nowhere is better than the long haul ashore!
My friends daughter is a dance captain aboard an an NCL ship-she has become an addicted sailor-despite many dance successes ashore with the professional and economic successes-she can no longer stand to spend anything more than a few months ashore between contracts! Would that I could be younger-I'd ship out on a moments notice! This is one addiction for which I am glad there is no real cure!