From other threads you all know how much the bride and I enjoy cruising. Getting older and finally having an "empty nest" has its advantages! Some want to wait until retirement to take trips, but I've seen many face illness or such at that time. We decided to take a major trip each year (began at age 45). I will celebrate my 55th birthday in March in Venezuela and on the Dawn Princess. Anybody else have trips for 2003 planned??