It's probably a good thing for the cruise lines right now that the prices are so low. They are at a point of charging so many extras that an all-inclusive vacation to one of the island might be a better deal. The airfare for us is a bummer. We live in a regional airport city (EVV) that does not have discount airlines. Our last cruise from here to FLL was booked by the Princess and we flew 300 miles north to end up south. The airfare itself was no bargain, and that's before you add the $160 checked back charges. For our next cruise we are driving the 850 miles to Port Canaveral.