Hey Lola. The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I'll see you aboard. We too sail on the "Inspiration" on the 25th. Come on down to karaoke and I'll probably be there singing, or look for the extinguished, ooops, make that distinguished silver haired gentleman, with a long pony tail, and a U.S.M.C. baseball cap, with lots and lots of Carnival pins on it. I'll also probably be in the passenger talent show, so I'll be looking for you.
P.S. I think you got all your questions answered. We generally try to get to port about 1130 or so, and that works out GREAT. You'll love the port of Tampa. Easy embarkation, easy debarkation.