If you have a lot of Marriott Rewards Points, go on a cruise. Last year we traded points for a Carnival Cruise to Western Carribean. Enjoyed every bit of it the 7-day cruise. This year, we'll use our Rewards Points on another cruise to Mexican Reviera, Holland Cruise Line. Off-season cruises are better as the weather is milder.
We took a 7-day southbound Alaska cruise last summer and absolutely loved it. It was our first cruise and we didn't know quite what to expect, but we were pleased with the entire trip. I had worried about getting seasick, but had no trouble at all. We would like to combine a bicycle trip with a river cruise in Germany or a Mediterranean cruise sometime soon.
We were on the Celebrity Millennium. I'd be perfectly happy on this ship again. We actually upgraded from an ocean view to a balcony because of a last minute senior special. When we go again, I would like to do the cruisetour which adds some days in Denali. If you want any specific details, just let me know.