I'm sorry you lost your husband. Like you I'm in my seventies and my body has a few breakdowns now and then! I have been cruising for over twenty years but, unfortunately my friend passed away last year. We had been neighbours for a long time and each had different personalities . I'm quite active and she just liked to read. I am married but my husband has now interest in cruising. I too like long cruises especially Trans Atlantic. I know you mentioned 2009 but would you be interested in going in April this year? There are some very good ones at the moment and my feet (or should I say sea legs) are longing to go again. I joined this web last year but so far I haven't been able to find a cruise at a time I can go. I'll admit its a little scary commiting to spend time with a stranger in a small space. If your are interested please lets talk on line and get to know each other. I live in outside Toronto Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
I do hope I hear from you!