Pete. I totally understand. I booked a NCL Jade cruise next May. It's booked as 14 night cruise, but it's also sold as two 7 day cruises. The 9-15 cruise is $50 per person cheaper than the 16-23 cruise. I assume, like you mentioned, the summer season kicks in somewhere in the middle of May; hence the price increase. I just can't figure out why NCL serves Pepsi. I know they got a good deal from Pepsi, but really. Who wants to drink a Pepsi let alone a rum and Pepsi.