Thanks Superdee and Choochella for your input. I think we may use them for our next cruise especially the 55+ rates they offer on some cruises. we will be looking for cruises out of LA or San Diego in 2008. you guys are so fortunate having these cruises virtually on your own doorstep so to speak. We have in all about 18hours of travel before we hit LA so at this time we will be considering the western side of the US and Mexico. We may try cruises out of Florida later.