So you can see why the cruise ship model compels. It's not so much going places as going to a single place, and then that place goes places. It is travel without movement, a Zen koan with a seafood buffet.
Like the Wired writer, I've yet to take a cruise that lasts longer than a few hours, but the way he describes it, maybe I'd like it after all. Except maybe the chess cruise he talks about...