hey nicole! welcome to cruisemates! congrats on your 9th cruise so your definitely not new to the cruising thing but i live in alabama as well
i know the feeling though it definitely sucks but not so bad anymore because we have a ship that i can see often. i live in mobile so everytime the carnival fantasy is in port and i want to get a small ship fix i watch it sail away
anyways enjoy your 9th cruise and welcome to cm!