Thanks for the help! There is so much information on the web that I don't know about.
My husband's birthday is Dec. 13th and I am looking at specials (balcony rate) for that period. Two years ago we booked a cruise 31 days before departure and got a fantastic rate. So I am just watching for something that is ultra-fantastic!! I have plenty of time.
He has given me so much TLC while my wrist has been healing that I think a cruise would be a good thank you. Since we are going to Alaska next May, it's going to have to be a bargain December cruise! It's just fun to shop around.