Hi, my name is Donna Belanger, and I am proud to be a Canadian CruiseMate. I live in Montreal, Quebec, with my cruise-addicted husband James, and my son, 18, a veteran of 5 cruises himself. I also have a 23 yr old daughter (1 cruise), and James has 2 grown children (1 cruise).
In 1995, James introduced me to cruising with a 4 day "trial" cruise on Royal Caribbean's Nordic Empress. It was a "trial" to see if I got sea-sick! I didn't, and the rest as they say, is history. I told him then and there, "if we ever do this again, it's GOT to be more than 4 days!" Since then, we have honeymooned on a cruise, and taken 7 more wonderful cruises, some with family, some without, and neither of us are content until we have the next one booked!
I believe cruises are the best vacations for women; you only pack once, and you don't have to cook, clean, or make beds, and you can do as much or as little as you want on board or in port. You are waited on hand and foot, and the food and entertainment are excellent! What more could you ask for?