Hi Triton - we live about 180 miles away from SF (near Yosemite) but we had the some of the same issues at home - mainly the 6 cats our poor neighbor had been watching since we'd left on Apr 23. I know she was ready for a break and we were ready to sleep in our own bed. We briefly considered the idea of staying the night and playing tourist but the draw to go home was pretty strong. That, and the fact we were traveling with my sister and her husband and it was their car at the pier and they were ready to head home (to Sacramento) as well. We will sail with Celebrity again and actually booked another cruise while on board. We weren't happy that the Mexico ports had been changed to CA ports but some of the crew considered it an upgrade! We made the best of them and with the exception of cutting our cruise short by the one night (docked isn't "cruising"), the trip was great.