This has been a great thread for me to read. We have just started investigating cruising. It is something that appeals to both my husband and me. We are looking at at least six years out before we can do any long term, just-the-two-of-us cruising. We have a sixteen year old son and a twelve year old daughter. We plan to stay where we are until she gets out of school
and sail weekends, summers, etc. til we can go longer. Also, we own a tax prep business and our initial plan is to cruise
from May 1 to December 1 and work the store for the four months of tax season for awhile. We are taking the 'ease into it' approach.