Hi! I might be able to help! I am a happily married, totally straight, non-smoking female and I live in Texas. Galveston is a good four-hours away and I really hate the drive, but I could look into flying into Houston Hobby then taking a shuttle to the port. I have some errands I need to run this morning, but if you are really serious and would like to try cruising, I might be able to go with you. I am older than you are in years only. I love to laugh, play the trivia games they offer onboard, sunbathe, snorkel and shop. If you think we have a chance at making this work, please let me know. I can probably get us a better rate by using my senior discount. "OMG! She's over 55!" Yep...but only in years.