D & I - thank you GREATLY for the response... We have only cruised once (late November) and sea days were "iffy" but port days couldn't have been more perfect. Like you - we have teenagers to please (as if that is possible...) but before we make the final committment I wanted to hear some commentary from experienced cruisers who have experienced it first hand. ...and speaking of hurricanes, I've had friends who cruised in Mid September and while driving into port was a little risky - they had fewer problems on the boat! You would never have guessed by their pictures that a storm was brewing! Again, thanks for the feedback!