We are a married couple going for a cruise to celebrate 19 years of marriage. We have 2 children, Steven 19 and Emily 17. The kids are staying home while we travel, a first for us. Greg works for IBM and I am a school teacher, grades 8&9. We love to travel, eat new and interesting foods, and meet new people. We are Canadians. I lived for a year in Brasil on Rotary Exchange, so I speak a little Portuguese, and I understand Spanish when it is spoken slowly. We have visited Italy once before but this will be our first time on a cruise vacation. We have a couple of friends who are also cruising with us, and we are looking forward to the time together.