My wife just sent me an email that she found in her SPAM inbox from the Ultimate Cruise Passport folks. They actually sent it on July 8th which is 8 days after they received our check. The information in the email sent us included an activation number and the address to their web site. I had to log in to their web site with the ID and password they gave me. The site listed a lot of cruises and dates available. It let me select a range of dates that I would be interested in leaving for our cruise. I gave the date range of 1/7/2012 through 4/8/2012. There should be something in that range we would like. I got a confirmation email back.
So it seems I’m at the point where I can request a cruise date and wait until I receive my cruise documents. I was told there would be more charges such as port fees, fuel surcharges etc. I expected these. We’ll let you know what happens as it happens.