Pregnancy and Cruising

I have discovered that telling people you're going on your first cruise is like telling people you are pregnant.

From those who have cruised you hear:

  1. Their experience (good or bad)
  2. Advice (you should, you shouldn't, etc.)

From those who have not cruised you hear:

  1. I've always wanted / not wanted to do that.
  2. How can you do that with all the trouble they have?
  3. It's so expensive!
At least with a cruise no one pats my stomach or tries to predict what gender I'm having. I learned with my pregnancies how to listen politely and absorb what I wanted and discard the rest. I am applying the same tactics now, so bring on the comments (about cruising, not pregnancy - I'm done with that phase) and let me know what you think!