Since my husband works full time, it's not possible for him to accompany me each cruise. Consequently, it is my privilege to bring a different companion each week. Over the last ten years it's been a delight to renew friendships with college friends as well as new friends alike. The ladies who travel with me are long-suffering since we share a very small cabin. They are ALL great sports about helping pass out flyers, assisting in book sales, etc. As a trade-off, they get to visit the bridge with me, and that's priceless. After ten summers at sea, most of my companions are repeat cruisers.