We began cruising in 1988, and have been on almost 50 cruises since. The secret? We live in Miami, 35 minutes from the Port of Miami and less than an hour from Port Everglades. Many cruise lines advertise in the local paper and have a lot of last-minute and/or Florida resident specials, in order to fill up underbooked cruise space. Without having to worry about air connections, we can take advantage of these deals. We can usually go on 2, 3 or more cruises for the price many people pay for one! Of course, our choices are often limited, as to ship, line and itineraries, but we've never been on a bad cruise and have always had a great time! The "worst" experience we've ever had was when we relly wanted to go on a 7-day cruise and waited too late and had to take a 5! Big deal: we went on a Saturday to Thursday, got back Thursday am, got into the car (where we had a second set of bags packed...) and drove to Orlando for the week-end.... Therefore, to answer you best: MOVE TO SOUTH FLORIDA!