I too am under 6 months, FINALLY, for my first cruise. I booked the day the books opened with HAL on the Veendam for 8/3 southbound cruise.
I've changed my packing list three times already. Listening to good hints from these and other boards made me realize I didn't need 7 slacks, coats, etc. I think I'm down to one bag now. WOW!
Have a wonderful cruise. I don't care what goes wrong.......just let me sail on the ship!