Hi...first time cruiser...(usually go to Sandals resorts for vacation). Hoping to have as much fun on the Carnival Destiny for Jan 5,2003 sailing! I booked with Carnival but then turned everything over to Travel Agent to handle. Where can I check every few days to see if price goes down and if it does....will I get a refund? Do you suggest going a day early in Jan from the "snowy" midwest? If so, what hotel in SanJuan to use for a reasonable rate...nothing fancy. Will I still get the transfer to the ship if I go a day early? Any other information you think I need....please advise...as we are "new cruisers". One more thing....is this a rainy season (Jan) for the southern islands? Thanks!