We are doing the last sailing of the season on the Sea Princess as the ship repositions itself for the Caribbean. We start in Quebec City on October 24th and end up in Fort Lauderdale on November 5th. We know it will be cool in the north and the leaves will be gone but I prefer longer cruises and 7 days doesn't cut it. Even 12 days is a tad short for me. We will spend 2 days in Quebec City prior to embarking. I don't like to fly cross country for a short cruise.
As far as warm weather cruising goes, we'll be back in Fort Lauderdale in March to once again sail the Sea Princess, this time a 14 day Caribbean cruise that does not stop in one of the larger tourist traps of the Caribbean - St. Thomas. Hopefully this hurricane season won't be too destructive, mainly for the people and their property, but selfishly for us, to be able to experience the ports as they should be. We haven't cruised the Caribbean in about 10 years.