Tim, I am sure she would find someone to enjoy her time with but if she has a special friend and you can afford it then that is a great option as well. A few hints though. Make sure you have not only her passport or birth certificate and if possible some sort of photo ID, (a school photo is great), AND a letter from her mother stating you have permission to remove her from the country and allow her to accompany you on this cruise as well as the right to authorize any and all medical decisions for her. This needs to be in a notorized and signed letter. The same would go for any friend that may go with her. If you do not have these letters you will probably be turned away at the peir as they are quite strict about it. If unfortunately the mother is deceased then a death certificate is required for her.