OK, so I wasn't very patient. We are now booked on the Star Princess 11/7/04. Went ahead with an inside room, Baja deck. I did put a lot of thought into it, and decided the money could better be spent elsewhere. Now I will enjoy watching the posts and hearing from others. We are flying from CA so a large part of our cost will be travel. This board is a great learning tool! Thanks to all for your input!