Thanks or all the info, I made note of it.
We are sailing on December 8, 2006 on the Summit on it's 15-night R/T.
I will look into Jet Blue as well, since they fly out of Ft. Lauderdale. I will also look into the Holiday Inn San Pedro since it would be more convenient to have them pick us up and also shuttle us to the pier. We are not interested in exploring LA as well.
Too early to make any arrangements yet, but nevery too early to start planning.