Dear Lora, What is your exact date?? Same one as us?? We got a pretty good deal so we are excited too. Glad to hear you loved Carnival. This ship should be great since it is so new! Just got our confirmation papers today from Carnival so can't wait! It will be my 4th cruise and my husbands 3rd, but we aren't experienced either! What are you doing at the ports?? Any excursions?? Its nice to talk to someone going on the same ship!! Thanks for the info on Carnival!