Since we are regular travelers, one rich friend brought up the topic of cruise. She said that we would surely enjoy the cruise because we would be pampered with the food and services of the staff of the cruise liner. Just out of curiosity, my husband checked a cruise to Alaska. It looked good with the summer cruise so we can see the beauty of Alaska's vegetation. However, passenger and tourists are confined to the cruise ship. In other words, it is the cruise ship that is touring and we are just passengers. My husband turned down the idea. But he still has that dream of touring Alaska someday just to sample the food and the hospitality of the folks there.