Another woman, who I met on these boards, and I are going on a 7-night Holland American cruise from Fort Lauderdale. The ship is the Nieuw Amsterdam. You're welcome to join us, although you'd probably want to find somebody else to share your cabin and the costs. We are in our fifties and we both work for a school system. We got together a few weeks ago and had a good time. I think it will be a fun cruise. I hope you consider it. The more the merrier.