I noticed the rate increases for hurricane season too. It is simply based on supply and demand. The rates have been pretty low for a long time. I'm using the Early Saver Rate for my cruise and it is about the same as it was last year for the regular rate for a similar cruise. I guess we've been spoiled the last while with low rates. The days of giving up Fun Ship cruising are long gone for me. I have to feed this addiction, even if I have to save and scrimp more throughout the year. They've got me hooked, line and sinker. I'm like the Dad in Carnival's commercial.