I am so glad to hear this. We have been trying to get an answer from Carnival. We tried to book the Liberty in Jan for a particular week in July (because of the kids work and college schedules). It was already booked and we were sick about it. I think we need to go ahead and book for next summer. We just went ahead and booked a Caribbean cruise since the girls wanted to cruise so badly. But we are all ready for another trip to Europe. This cruise sounded wonderful. Go over early, cruise, stay late! Glad to hear this news. We'll start talking about it now.