Just some quick hits about our cruise so far Its surprising how many folks on this cruise are DCL first-timers. Everyone weve met so far have been. This is only our 3rd DCL cruise (2, 4-night; 1, 7-night Eastern). Glad were not far off Port Canaveral and already starting to feel the warm winds! Its been a little chilly in Florida and even in port. Our DCL bus didnt leave the final stop until 12:40, so by the time we got to our SR (stateroom), it was 2 p.m. We spent the afternoon rushing to get everything done and unpacked that we watched Hercules on SR TV instead of theatre. This was the latest it has taken for our buses to get to the terminal, but its nice to be able to walk right up and get our KTTW instead of waiting in the long foreign/first-timer line. Sail-away was great as always. Its always fun to see the folks on the other ships, knowing we have the best one and more fun! We brought festive door decs including garland for our door and SR. Weve noticed several people stop and check it out. This was our first Christmas-time cruise, and Im glad we did it. We got to see the tree-lighting ceremony and it was the first time all season weve really felt Christmas-y. It was a nice touch. Our table is quite diverse and its been nice getting to know the folks. We have a couple with DS (11), and an aunt with nieces (30 & 11). News to us we knew dinner times were staggered but that our time would stay at 8:30 p.m. throughout the cruise. In Nassau, Captain Henry is rewarding the crew with a late departure (2 a.m.). Luckily, weve been told no announcements will be made at that hour. Our shows were reversed from what other cruises have been doing we will have the Magician on Nassau night, and Golden Mickeys on Castaway Cay day. Just DH and me on the cruise. We'll probably go to Atlantis but spend most of the day in our favorite place...on the ship. Life doesn't get much better than hanging out here on our comfy chairs!