We are planning to book our 2nd cruise on Explorer for next Jan. AAA is having a cruise sale the 1st week in Oct. Also my step-sis, a TA who arranged last Jan. cruise for us, is checking her sale sources. In her preliminary info sent last week, she said it might be wise to wait. I was glad to see that the cruise itself--ocean view room--was under $1000. Last year we decided in early Nov. to book our first cruise( for Jan.) and got a pretty good deal for RCCL--under $900 including insurance. RCCL is more expensive especially for Voyager class, but we fell in love with Explorer and will probably stick with that class ship in spite of the higher price. With the cruise business picking up so much in the last few months, the super deals are probably a thing of the past.