I just filled up my car with gas. $4.23 a gallon. I thought that was an outrage, but I know it could be worse. Actually I think local gas prices depend on how much of a nations oil is produced within its own borders and how much it has to buy in the open world market.
Have a good cruise. My wife & I will be on the Jewel on October 28, 2008, about 5 weeks after yours, for the NY to Miami repo cruise. Hope you will post your experience with your cruise here when you get back home.