hello Maria . Thanks for your reply , I'm in my sixties, active, last hike was ten miles, enjoy exploring new places, have taken cruises in the past but its been a long time, usually fly now. Am ready to go cruising again like the idea of not having to lug suitcases around. I'm also quite independent, easy to get along with, enjoy people,exchanging ideas etc. comfortable in blue jeans or evening dress. It sounds like you have a pretty full schedule, I would like to take a cruise as soon as possible although I might consider taking another one later on. I am on the west coast.