as a follow up to your # 2.
we had booked a cruise in April for 5 days. it was to leave july 3. a dear friend got gravely ill on june 29 and we had to cancel our trip.
the cruise line was kind enough to let us reschedule and we are leaving sunday.
it is not to Aruba
not excited at all..........wish it were to aruba.
we'll go though, spend time sitting reading and enjoying the ship, but not the ports.