Tapley and AquaFig, I'm on the Dec 11 2005 sailing and I agree that there are many mixed reviews on this ship. However, many appear to be happy with the itinerary. I just came off Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas in April and I know Destiny is no comparison. But what drew me in is the itinerary. Royal Caribbean has I believe Adventurer of the Seas which is similar to Explorer but we liked Destiny's itinerary better because as someone pointed out you get a heck of a lot more port hours in Aruba and Barbados on Carnival than RCCL. It's over 469 days away and I'm excited!!!!!!!!!!