Hi, my name is Jody and I'm just a couple yrs older than you. I too am the LAST MINUTE person BUT I've been TRYING TO GET A COMPANION FOR AT LEAST A short 5-day cruise to Baja if nothing else and like you I will NOT pay for a fare quoted to me that jumped from $299 to OVER $700 just because I had no cabin companion. I just found this site so HERE I AM READY TO GO SOMEWHERE. I'm on West coast. Please e me and let me know where U R. People in Florida have it MADE for those trips. We need to find more "moola" to just get from here to East. Hope to hear from U. Jody.....P.S. Any questions I will be happy to answer. My son does NOT get to go this time and he KNOWS IT TOO. NO WAY. It's MY turn.........he understands, so it's okay. I am not a drinker, one social one when boarding, VERY clean, luv to laugh and make people laugh but do know when to be quiet. LET'S GO SOMEWHERE ! ! ! ! ! !