I think they were talking about the Liberty cruises that have already sailed this month. The prices were down around $400 pp for a balcony if remember correctly. Indy has some $700 balconies in January.
Huntsville International has the dubious honor of being the most expensive airport in the country to fly from. I just can't bear the idea of driving 100 miles north or south (Nashville or Birmingham) to save money. HSV is 15 minutes away. The thing is Southwest flies from both of those alternate airports and their fares to Fort Lauderdale can be mighty cheap. Some day I'll break down and try it.