That is not deterring at all its actually great i'm am easy to get along with and I enjoy watching discovery/travel network during my down time. Lol...@the ("OH NO!"). I am an artsy person...and I also love to shop. This will be my first cruise. You sound like a fun reserved person so thats awesome. The price all depends on what stateroom you want, when my previous rommate told me she may not go I pulled my money out. I plan to pay my part in full on the 16th of July. Do you have a preference of stateroom type?