The secret to being able to do so many cruises is being close enough to a port to be able to drive . . . when one has to fly to sail, the cost at least doubles.... I've even seen circumstances in which the airfare would be more than the cabin (we usually do inside cabins). We did two cruises last year, but only because we were able to drive to San Diego for one of them. I've told DH that we need to retire to Florida to be closer to cruise ports. . . heat and humidity be D ***ed....