Sorry Donna that you got the "cruddy" cough and sore throat. Seems like a lot of people I know or have met (like you and Trip, etc.) got this kind of thing this November even though we all were on different ships.
Mine started the last 3 days of my 10 day cruise on the Coral Princess (plus larengitis) and continued for over a week when I got home. Don't think I've ever heard of this kind of thing being so active and all over the board (pun intended).
At least it wasn't the flu (1st time I had the flu shot since forever).
Hope you're cough has gone for good.
As usual, enjoying your reviews - always interesting. James looks great - like he lost a lot of weight ... way to go!