Thank you Dave and McPayne for your comments. I did not realize (and not sure if our firends know) that this was three cruises back to back. We both would have the time to do this as we are retired but I agree that this is a bit long and not necessarily the cruise of a life time for us either. We like the balconies so I would have to say that except for the air, the price would be X 3 regular cruises for us. I have not been on more than an 8 day so its a stretch for me as well. Thanks again for input on this company.