your group sounds great. i will be going to alaska in sept of 2003. any chance your members will be on the spirit in the inner passage then. i am going solo and am looking forward to having the time of my life. i am not afraid to go alone as i can tell from the boards that there will be plenty of freindly people aboard to welcome me and let me join in their groups. i am a fun, 53yr old young at heart single lady who is going to 'rock the boat' by having so much fun and enjoying the whole cruise experience. i will let you know how it goes next fall.