Please do not think that I am a miserly penny pincher but I am watching my dollars for this cruise. I check the Carnival website and Expedia, which hubby used to book cruise, to see if the rates decrease. Well all the suites are gone so I guess there will be no decrease in price. I did notice that if you book for our cruise through Expedia you get a free coupon book and possible upgrade. I know the upgrade will not apply to us but is it worth it to call and ask that we be considred for the coupon book even though we are not booking in the period that are offering? Does any of that just make sense. I am getting so excited and I am saving all my "allowance" so I can splurge for stuff onboard and souveniors for nieces and nephews.