The post above may not be from a New Englander, but you read my info correctly: I definitely am!
I just got back from a transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Rome, and have another planned for November in the opposite direction. I've been looking for a cabinmate for that, without much luck; then on this last cruise ran into someone I'd played trivia with on a previous cruise. She turned out to be interested in the same one I want.
There's nothing planned for next spring, at least yet. Whenever possible I look for bargains, and that often means not booking until a couple of months before the intended cruise. But I'd be happy to meet you --- maybe somewhere in Mass.? Or, where is it that you usually visit?