Diane has given you great information. Yes, it is important to book now and put a deposit down. You can always get your money back before final payment 100%. Waiting for your friend to decide is costing you money so just do the match program and if your friend decides to cruise with you...... then she can be your roomie if she decides within a reasonable time. Some friends..... when they have trouble deciding if they want to cruise usually don't really want to go.... so don't wait if you really, really want to cruise for Halloween. You don't want to end up on the waiting list and not cruise.... because the cruise does sell out.
You will have the time of your life on that cruise.
The Holiday Inn is an ughly hotel so it is okay that it is full. The courtyard Marriott is better. There are also hotels in South Beach where you can just take a taxi for $25. to port.
Hi BOO BOO. It's me Luci Ramirez. We have cruised before with vtg.