CDR, sorry you are in the "same boat" for your cruise. Today thru Friday, they are having another like "fire sale" with half price deposits, full price first passenger, and half price second passenger for amost all Jan. and Feb. sailings excluding the new Solstice class. Maybe you can do what I just did to amortize the early booking fiasco a bit. It turns out we have to be in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area for a March 1 wedding. I just booked the Century five day sailing out of Miami leaving Feb. 23. It gets us back Feb. 28, the day before the wedding.
Still angry about the Dec. 5, and firm in my decision to only book late with Celebrity, but I decided not to ruin my cruise by going with a chip on my shouder, and to just put the price fiasco behind me.