My younger wife is several years away from retirement so I do vacation (cruise) with others as well as the holiday cruise with my wife. I have been on 15-20, never to Bermuda or Alaska or a repositioning East Coast to California.. Ideally all the Cruise lines should have a last minute bargain fare...no more than 125% of single and they would find no problem with a person like myself...filling the ships to 100% capacity..Are you listening Celebrity? As I enjoy good food, so far I would have to say they have the edge there although Holland America and RCCI are not far behind. I am almost a non drinker now and a non smoker but not fanatic about it ....I still remember the pleasures of both. Never been a close buddy person...and could cruise solo or with a companion and never had a Suite but could (adjust) easily & enjoy same. I am going to Florida (from NYS) the last week in August but keep me in mind after March 2001..