Thanks for responding! I kind of given up on this whole cruise thing. So you say its more of a nursing home. I honestly don't mind chatting with older people and hearing their stories but maybe I should just bite the bullet and fly. I think cruising to Singapore and then down to Sydney would be too long for me. If I were to cruise it would be either from Vancouver, San Francisco or LA. I'm still thinking about it. I thought the days would go by fast but if no one is talking to you I guess it would drag on.