I am married aged 61 and we have been retired for 9 years. I have always wanted to go on a cruise but my husband wasn't interested, but he did promise me he would take me on a cruise for our 40th anniversary and guess what our 40th was in Spetember/2010 and we have booked our first cruise for March 11/2011, 10 day Mexican Riveria out of San Diego. We are on the Carnival Spirit on the Panaroma Deck 8K, Extended Balcony. Even my husband is excited. We will be driving from Lake Havasu City, Az as we spend 4 months there during the winter from December1st to March 31. We love Arizona and donot miss the snow and cold at all. These message boards have been a great help to us and we appreciate all the information for us first time cruisers. Thanks!!!