We're planning on going in March of 2003. We don't have an exact date yet. I like the idea of leaving out of New Orleans also. I've always wanted to visit New Orleans, so this would be a good chance for me to get there. Have you heard much about Progreso, Mexico? I can't find much on the internet about this destination. The only thing that would probably keep me from going on this cruise is if this isn't a good port to visit.