I am not posting this to stir up trouble and seriously want to get some perspective from others that may be feeing as we are. If you want to argue go somewhere else! We have sailed DCL and DCL only 10 times our 1st cruise on the Magic in 1998 - with our 11th cruise planned for 10/2013 on the Fantasy. We currently have a group of 10 sailing along with us and we all are feeling a little uneasy. I have always known the risks associated with cruising during hurricane season and quite frankly we can't afford to plan to go any other time. We always thought that what happened to the ship and the passengers would NEVER have to be something we would have to encounter though. We are FL residents and have taken a couple of our previous cruises at last minute (booked and gone within 6 months time) other than those, the others have been June, August, Sept, October. I have ALWAYS been confident and trusting that we wouldn't be put into a situation like the recent cruisers were but now my confidence in that theory has been tarnished qute a bit. I read through the accounts along with my senior parents and we all are very shocked and concerned that we could potentially end up in a situation like that. We have been in 14-18 foot seas which were quite horrible but I could not imagine 3 x's that. I generally have the gear packed and out the door the last night very early so that I don't have to worry about dealing with packing if the return trip gets rough. I DONT do roller coasters anymore and would be FREAKING out if I was in that type of situation and having to care for and reassure my two small DD 8 and 5 while trying to keep myself calm. Not so sure I feel as confident and trusting as I used to feel. I am thankful to those who shared their stories and feel terrible for them and what they went through. There is something about being stuck with no way out or no way to make the feeling stop that is really not sitting well with me.