I've been keeping tabs on our cruise and my worst fear is becoming realized -- it appears to be sold out. At least, it's not showing up on the DCL website anymore. Our sail date is Jan. 6, 2013. I don't know why I was thinking that the rest of the world wouldn't extend their Christmas vacation like we are, but I was hopeful. What are your best tips for sailing on a sold-out cruise? Do you think it feels a lot different to have a ship that is full vs. one that is 75% or less? This is our first cruise and I am just trying to figure out what to expect. I am hoping that the weather is nice and that we can utilize that aft verandah for some good quiet time.