I have friends in Palmetto, so departures from Tampa would work for me. I am not into the "party ships" that a lot of younger, spring-breakers are into. I think we would get along swell. I like RC and I'm spending Christmas on Monarch of the Seas for a quick holiday cruise. I just love to travel and get away, especially during extreme cold or extreme heat. Thank you for your reply - keep me posted on deals that you find!