We have convinced several couples to give cruising a try over the years. With one couple, they had both traveled fairly extensively both domestic and foreign. The wife wanted to go on a cruise with us, but the husband was sure he would be bored on a ship. We talked with them for over two years before the husband was finally convinced to give it a try. We had a wonderful cruise and the moment we got back the husband—and wife—couldn’t wait to go again. About every two months the husband asks me when the next cruise is.
We also took my wife’s parents on a cruise. They have traveled very little and were very unsure of what to expect. I don’t think they would have ever booked a cruise on their own. We had a great cruise and my wife’s parents absolutely loved it. Now my mother-in-law is trying to figure out how to get the entire extended family on a cruise.
One more note, some people are just not going to like cruising. My sister loves to cruise and she and her husband took a cruise for their honeymoon. Unfortunately her husband go seasick and was sick for the entire cruise. For their five year anniversary they decided to try a cruise again. Again her husband was sick for the entire cruise. So, although cruising is wonderful, it is not for everyone.