According to Orbitz, you can take extra passengers along in the same Carnival stateroom for a pittance, so why don't you take Catches along with you? Of course, a Carribean Cruise may be a little tame for Catches - he's probably off on one of those P&O jaunts around the Far East, with stops in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Vietnam. Probably signed up for the sidetrip to Guandong Province, too. Catches likes to live dangerously. I'll be here cowering behind my face mask until you get back.