I really wanted to do the cruise for Christmas, but I just couldn't justify the cost ($3600 in a category 12!). I decided to book for May 6-13th for a total of $2,222.36 (includes insurance and transfers) for DS and I in category 12. We got first seating for dinner, which I'm happy about! I'm going to totally surprise him and not mention it at all! I'm a little nevous about taking him out of school for a week, but I don't think I can afford a vacation during school breaks!! I probably could've shopped around and gotten a little bit of a cheaper rate, but I like that I can just quickly log onto the DCL site, make a payment each month and be able to physically see my plans, etc. Woohoo I'm sooo excited!!!! I've never been on a cruise before!