While I had the good fortune (read: hard work and diligent savings + God's grace) to go to some Mediterranean countries about six years ago, I have never been on a cruise.
Then I met Hband. His parents love to travel, especially to Italy. He wanted us to go on a Mediterranean cruise for our honeymoon, but in January that's a terrible idea-- that's how the apostle Paul got shipwrecked. Haha. So his father decided to send us on a Mediterranean/Aegean cruise that they had done in the past, this June! We'll begin in Venice, then cruise to Croatia, Turkey, Greece, and Italy, and then end in Rome.
I feel awkward telling people this exciting news. On one hand, I'm very excited, as would anyone be when a dream comes true. On the other hand, I don't want people thinking we're spoiled, or wealthy, or that the fine things in life are handed to us on a silver platter. Truth be told, we're rather on the poor side, so a gift like this is then exceptionally special to us. And this isn't just for funsies-- it's his parents' wedding gift to us, and our "official" honeymoon.
So excuse my awkwardness about this subject. I'd like to talk your ear off about what I am going to wear and what we have planned for shore excursions... but I won't. I'll just leave you with my cruise inspiration (thank you, Pinterest).