I have posted here before, but thought I would go ahead and point you to my own posts on cruising. I am a 48 y.o. female from California who gets a surprising amount of time off that is hard to use in big chunks due to the type of work I do, so I am relegated to short (1-2 week) vacations.
I am currently booked with another cruisemates member for a trip at the end of September. Assuming that everything works out, I will have a nice reference for future cruises
I am looking at my next vacation some time in March or April of 2014, but a really good cruise might make me change my mind.
I am not picky about the room because we will only be sleeping and changing clothes there.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in sharing a future cruise.