Oh, we are so new to all of this! I just today made a reservation for the 3-day cruise, leaving Jan 3, 2008. (We were scheduled to be at WDW anyway, so I moved our flights back one day and decided to try a short cruise "to get our feet wet". I did use my DVC points (210) for 2 A and 2 C (and have read the advice of renting them out instead and paying cash for the cruise.) Yet, the cash price I received was $2,350, which equates to a little over $11 per pt. I had access points due to receiving 220 developer points this year. The way I count, tomorrow makes 75 days out from our cruise. I have my cabin number and reservation number. Whom do I call to make reservations for Palo, WHEN can I call, or do I have all the necessary information to do this on line? Any quick advice would be very helpful. Obviously, we have a lot of learning and planning to do. Do they have the Pirate party on the 3 day cruise? We are set for late dining and waitlisted for early..do I have any hope of getting the early? We have a 5 and 7 year old going along and will be busy trying to pay a little extra to get their passports expedited.