My wife and I have only been on two cruises.
Both had great amenities, but I really like the Norwegian Cruise Line with its Free Style Cruising.
Why? Because I am selfish.
My major requirement is a table for two and that is what Norwegian offers. I intermingle with people throughout the work year. And so does my wife. But it is as though she is there, but not with me.
On vacation, I want her to be with me. That's just the way I am. I am not interested in a table for six or eight where there is so much noise it is hard to carry on a conversation, even with the person sitting next to you.
We have numerous family vacations throughout the year with up to 20 or more people, and this is fine.
But . . .
We journeyed from New Orleans on an Easter week trip a few years ago. The weather was fantastic and the seas accommodating. With my mother throwing in a Christmas gift for a cruise, we added a little more and got a balcony room.
It was great!
Seven days on the high seas that included visiting Belize City, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla.
At almost each and every meal, we selected a table for two. That is just what I wanted.
And I appreciate the company offering that option.