Herbie: Thank you for thinking about me for this cruise, but I am leaving from Tampa on Nov. 1 on Carnival's Legend and December is too soon for me. I could be interested in January from Florida where I live. How does that sound to you? My email address is email@example.com
and it sounds like we may be able to do something together at some point. Perhaps we can talk by phone. It's a plus that we are similiar ages. Although I am much better looking than you, I will admit that you MAY have nicer hair so I will consider you as a cruise partner.
Best Wishes, Pete