Weren't the NYC cruises really successful? I can see them wanting to go back there. We did one of the Canada cruises out of NYC and combined that with a few days in the Big Apple followed by Niagara Falls. It was a wonderful trip! Cruise seemed really busy, but I think the ones that went south instead of north out of NYC were even more popular. I'd personally love a Baltic cruise, but a ship leaving out of NOLA would be great! That is only about 3 hours from us, so we wouldn't even need a hotel the night before, though I don't think I could resist staying at least a night in NOLA!