I'm in your shoes. I am in NY not to far from Fulton where they had a record snowfall of 4 feet...yes yuk! I have sailed 9 times and I am currently searching for a relaxing safe cruiseline to travel solo with. At this time I have narrowed down my search to either Celebrity, Norwegian or Disney. I would love a Princess cruise but have not been able to find anything that suits my fancy. Costa was a wonderful cruise, very laid back and the staff was extremely attentive. I typically rate my cruises by the staff, if I can remember their names it's a good thing and by itinerary's. I don't usually rate food because on each and every cruise I have sailed I found all to have the good the bad and the ugly so to speak and more & more cruises are giving us the options of finer dining if we wish to pay extra.
BTW both the Eastern and Western Caribbean are beautiful :O)
Best of luck