Peter I - You would have to live in South Florida to hvae that work for you. We live close enough to Galveston to be able to drive to the ship, but I have noticed that the cruises are priced higher than the Florida ones (supply and demand I guess) and that normally offsets the airfare... Although there has been some good deals lately even out of Galveston.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007