This Couple Met on a Cruise - No Really!
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Tracy and Ben on the cruise where they met in 1998 (Photo: Tracy Miller)
Who: Ben and Tracy Miller
The Carnival Sensation (Photo: arctic_whirlwind/Flickr)
Where We Fell in Love: Carnival Sensation cruise ship
Relationship Status: We have been together for 16 years and married for 13 years. We have three children: Audrey, 10; Ty, 8; and Colt, 5.
(As told by Tracy)
I had just graduated from high school and was going on my very first cruise with my best friend and her family. Ben had also just graduated from high school and was on the cruise with his grandparents as a graduation gift.
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo: Kayla Sawyer/Flickr)
We each noticed the other on the second day of the Caribbean cruise, but we did not actually meet until the third day. Our first port was in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and I remember walking around in a packed market with my friend, Lisa. That’s when I saw Ben in the same store. At that time, I did not know his name, and Lisa and I had dubbed him “the cute boy.” As the night progressed, I saw Ben at just about every place we stopped. Later that night, Lisa and I were standing in one of the lounges listening to some karaoke, and Ben walked up behind me. After scaring me to death, he introduced himself and we chatted for most of the night. After that, Ben showed up wherever Lisa and I were. She started jokingly calling him my stalker. We spent pretty much every waking moment together, and before we went our separate ways at the end of the seven-day cruise, we exchanged addresses.