John Smith, a recently divorced man as average as his name implies, arrives home from his job at a rubber band factory to find a ticket for a cruise ship vacation in his mailbox. The mysterious te with the ticket simply says, It's Time. During seven days of various Caribbean destinations and sea days, John meets a diverse blend of passengers and crew who influence his life in monumental ways. Each new day brings new experiences, pleasures, challenges to overcome, and tantalizing clues about the source of the ticket. Ordinary and typical John Smith's life-changing vacation, where the average baggage is anything but, will challenge you to take stock of your own life. Whether you are one of the 20 million people who cruise each year or someone who rarely even takes a vacation, this vivid work of fiction feels like the real thing.