We are really excited about this cruise. In fact, when I was asking our friends if they wanted to go she got so excited that she thought it was this year and was all ready to packed. This is our first cruise but our friends are experienced cruisers. Any and all advice is welcome. We are going to try and get there a few days (2/3) early so we can see the sights. I checked with southwest airlines and they have some really good rates for their getaway tickets (some are web only). Looks like for us flying out of Phx we will only be paying about 200 a person round trip into Ft Lauderdale. I could only get rates up to middle summer this year so I will have to check again later this year. Maybe they will be cheaper in the spring.