Thank you for the welcome Nancy. I just read your review of the Crystal Harmony and was very impressed. Not only did you make a Crystal cruise very tempting, but I really felt like I was there with you - what a great trip! Now, I understand your difficulty in addressing my question. I am a 40+ single lady who loves the finer things in life, but I also enjoy an active nightlife. On the one hand I feel like I would be "Crystallized" like you, but at the same time, I don't really want to retire early every evening. Thanks for your information and I will consider the pros and cons before making any decision.