Did you find the best deals booking when the schedules were first published or waiting until it came closer to the month of your cruise? Of course, I have lots of time until we get to that point! Checking with the co. I booked the cruise with, they wanted over $1200 (3 tickets from NC to MCO). I think that's a bit ridiculous. I am probably going to go w/ Southwest, since they have the lowest rates when I search during the '06 season. If I can snag some of the cheaper tickets, I'll be a happy camper, b/c that will put it over 50% off the quote I just received. So, how did you find the best deals? Early planning or just sweating it out?