Wow, great comments everyone! How can you not be ready to go at this point. Just think, if you really don't like it, you ask Carnival to put you off the ship at the first port, they fly you back home at their expense and you never have to step foot on a ship again. But I tell you this, you'll be sorry if you don't try it! I think you'll be hooked. As Luanne said, it's a very small percentage who don't like cruising. Go for it and have a great time!