I already booked our air for the New Years cruise. We never get good fares out of Raleigh but I found 325 on Delta for us and grabbed it immediately. After your post, I'm glad I did. And I thought 325 was too much. Guess not. I couldn't find decent hotel prices for the pre cruise, so that's why I booked the extra 2 day portion of the cruise (to help justify the high air?) and used reward points for the hotel. Keep looking, it will go down, I hope. There's always Southwest to FLL and then cab over which we do most of the time. Delta just happened to have a straight through flight down and back with no going through Atlanta so I grabbed it. Good luck and I'll keep my eyes open too.