Sorry to hear about your husband. Always a harsh wake up call (had one of those myself before I met my husband). I have had MBC for 5 years. I woke up about 6 months ago and realized I was not getting any younger. The Alaska Cruise was on my bucket list so we decided to "gut up" and do it. Since we no longer go to Arizona for the winter, we are spending our "snowbird" money on this cruise. Hope things go well for you. Keep in touch. I do not check this blog very often so if you don't hear from me that is why.