Hello! There are some great deals for that time period . . . I've seen a $599 deal for 10 days (after $100 shipboard credit and $100 cash back per person) in the Eastern
Carribean on Sun Princess (from 12/12 - 12/22). You have to move fast for that one, but there are other great deals to be had. I'm a 45 year-old woman, also from SoCal looking to cruise at about the same time.