Well, from one who lives in North East Florida I can attest that we do have some pretty cold days in the winter but being near the ocean and all the lakes and rivers keeps us pretty nice in the summer. We started cruising in late 1996 and now have 14 cruises under our belt. Reason being is just as others have said, no airfare equals another cruise. Also, look for sales and bargains that are hard to refuse, many right here in this site! I don't need a balcony even though they are wonderful, I just enjoy the cruise and the people most and if that means skimping on the cabin every now and then, so be it. Also, when you really sit down and figure out the coast of a land vacation verses a cruise, a cruise wins hands down all the time.