Morning all! I have to agree with Cruise Fanatic. I work for a bank in the mortgage department and people are still buying and refinancing. Granted, I live in CT where the economy has not been hit quite as hard as other parts of the country but I see it everyday. This will be our first vacation in just about 13 years and have been putting it off for at least 3 years now due to money but you know, we deserve it and I think that's the rational for some people. Besides, cruising seems to be one of the more affordable ways to see different places so it's definitely appealing.