I need to stop doing excursions too -- but when you go to somewhere differnet, its hard NOT to do! I'm 2 hours from New Orleans and decided this last time to go out of Galveston (5 hours). The first 3 were from N.O. with the 3rd (Conquest) being the one that was delayed due to a wreck between two barges at the mouth of the Mississippi - people slept in the terminal and were bussed to Mississippi to load the ship which couldn't make it into the mouth. I also hope they get an eastern cruise out of N.O!!