I agree with Dottie and Sherrie, not overbooking.
We overbooked on one of our cruises, Grandeur of the Seas. We hit a new port every day! Was that tiring! That was in 2007 and since then we have learned our lesson.
Now that we will be going on Explorer of the Seas in November, we can pace ourselves. We saw Explorer of the Seas in port in Puerto Rico (what a large ship she is compared to Jewel of the Seas). And we also see her from a distance coming into port here in Bermuda. Boy oh boy, what I would like to do when she is sailing away....
By the time we leave a ship, my husband has the ship down pat! He knows the short cuts (for instance the fastest way to get to the Windjammer!) and other shortcuts.
Big Red Boat
Carnival Valour 2004
Carnival Jubilee 2005
RCCL Empress of the Seas 2006
RCCL Brillance of the Seas 2007
RCCL Grandeur of the Seas 2007
RCCL Jewel of the Seas 2008
RCCL Explorer of the Seas 2008
RCCL Explorer of the Seas 2009
RCCL Grandeur of the Seas 2009