9.6 million people took cruises in 2003, according to the Cruise Lines International Association. That’s nearly double the number from 10 years ago. Looks like cruising is the wave of the future. A surprising 1,000,000 of those were kids under the age of 18, double the number from six years ago. Clearly, the caliber of family vacations is on the rise. Anyone recall cross-country trips via station wagons?