I liked your ad and your dress is terrific
I used to go to Chi-town a lot and like the city.
I'm going to Alaska on Sept 21-28th 2013 from/to Seattle on Holland America's "Westerdam". I've also paid my fare, for an Outside slightly obstructed view cabin on the Upper Promenade deck. As well my Travel Agent who is great, got me on the FREE upgrade cabin list. If anyone in the cabin,that would be me, is over 55,we both get $25 shipboard credit, and I've already received $140 shipboard credit for us to use on the ship. I've been to Alaska B4, but it was in 2001 and we got caught in 9/11 attack while in Canada,have always wanted to go back. This trip is a different route, because we get to go to Sitka,1st Russian Coloney settled in US.
Your fare, would be,which includes all port fees, US taxes and airport RT transfers $1,171.30 + air from Chicago. I booked my own air on Priceline and it was $236.80 RT from Orange County, CA, cheaper than LAX! It's on Alaska Airlines and I've flown them B4, great service too.The ship chugs $586 to book air,duh..
I agree with your desire to share certain things like meals or a maybe a tour, but am not needy or have to be joined at the hip.
I'm a writer for a magazine, have a grit sense of humor, adventure and curiosity.
I'm game for anything as long as it's not illegal, immoral or life threatening..
If any of this is interesting, do reply. Your ad didn't say when,where or ship, so this could be a laugh for you.
Carnaval, due to all of it's mishaps, has stopped sailing their fleet temporarily to fix their main problems, tho it's not a line I'd ever sail again. While married(now divorced)our 1st cruise was a Carnival one out of LA. Terrible, Everyone seemed to spend all day drinking and carousing and at night, the younger set would stand in the aisle ways to the rooms partying w/friends who had cabins on that deck. Over time I heard things have not changed much either.
So if you don't mind an "old person" with red hair but no temper to match, give me an Ahoy.