Thanks for getting back to me. Seems a lot of postings are slow now (or maybe I'm just over-eager). I've posted on a few "other" boards and am not seeing much activity yet, though I do notice the postings are apart by almost a week sometimes. So, I'll just keep hanging in there. I've got my name on the roll call Message On Board here so I'm on that thread on this site and I'll keep checking. Thanks for all your advice. All the veteran cruisers seem so nice, I can tell I'll get hooked.
Do you know if I can get any discounts for hotels in Miami/South Beach a few days before the Dec 16 disembarking? I called Princess and they didn't seem to have anything. Just wondering if you get a chance...