Voyager also leaves from Miami. I will be on her for a Western Caribbean sailing in June which sounds just as nice as the eastern voyage. Voyager leaves on Sunday which is why we are doing that instead of Explorer. Explorer leaves on Saturday and we are driving to Florida to do 2 day trips before the cruise.We cannot leave until my children's last day of school which will be the 18th. A cruise on the 21st wouldn't give us the time that we need to see a day of Disney and a day of Universal, so Sunday on the Voyager is the cruise we picked. I have heard it is a wonderful ship.