speaking of ocean liners I went on my first cruise recently, 2 weeks around New Zealand from Brisbane, it was fab, loved it.
Cool! Glad you enjoyed it! I went on my first cruise last summer. I actually hated it, for a number of reasons, many family (i.e., not cruise) related. It was Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. The damn captain would get on the intercom every morning at the ungodly hour of 5:00 am with his overly cheery announcements (think "Wakey, wakey"!). I am one of those people who can't utter a pleasant word until I have my coffee, so this irritated me no end -- until I figured out how to turn the intercom volume down.
The food was awesome, though, and it was fantastic to be able to eat without doing any dishes or clearing anything up!
My dream is to sail on a Cunard ship someday, or a cruise that sails the North Atlantic, but that's about as likely as me trading my crappy car for Barry's gorgeous Porsche.