This forum is dead
Anyway I'm still interested in going but will be out of town 2/20-3/1 and likely not checking replies.
Decided to up the ante and see if that helps. I am offering to basically pay my cruise mate's gratuity on this trip(35 days x $10 day= $350). Found a deal through a TA going solo but it's still way cheaper to have a buddy along.
Cruise price: $1999
My price: $2350
Your price: $1650
Drop me a line I will respond as soon as I can.