Thanks so much for the information. I am really trying to get up the courage to go alone, as I love to cruise and have lost my travel partners. Grandkids are grown and have their lives to live. Daughter and I did the last 4, but one in October kind of turned her off to cruising right now. I didn't like that one either but it just made me look forward to planning a new one. Guess I'm addicted! It's great to hear about other's experiences.