not hard to find the ship Kathy ! do a VTG search for "World" cruises that depart from Ft. Lau in Jan 2014 and you get only this cruise on HA Amsterdam or something similar on Cunard QE or QV. I would think the cruise lines might help with a cabinmate on these extra long cruises too instead of possibility of empty cabin ?? I'm sure sailorman would agree to meet anyone for a short cruise before commiting to this big trip.