I'm from NY originally. I moved to Alabama in 1984 when TVA hired me straight out of the Navy to work at Browns Ferry. I retired from TVA in 2008.
You'd be surprised at where you might meet Alabama cruisers. There is a guy in Huntsville who is active on our sister forum Cruisemates who primarily cruises ultra-lux lines, and usually 14-21 day cruises. That's too rich for my blood.
My wife's uncle is from here and cruises often, sometimes on Cunard. Cunard is too formal for me.
Thanks for the Bon Voyage! We are cruising with f-mattox this weekend, and I'm also meeting moderator Sandy for the first time - we've known each other online for 20+ years!