I rec'd an e-mail from Carnival Cruises regarding our impending trip today. They've offered to up the 5 day trip to 7 days at no additional cost, with stops in Nassau, Freeport & Key West. Unfortunately we were all about the Mayan ruins and the extra days conflict with our schedules, so we're opting for a new, 3rd choice; getting our money back. Perhaps we'll try again next Spring.
Instead we've booked 4 nights in a cabin at Roosevelt State Park in the Bienville Nat'l Forest in Mississippi (about a 3 hour drive away.) In anticipation of the cruise (before the swine flu outbreak,) I'd purchased a spare battery and two 4GB CF cards for my EOS Rebel DSLR, so I know I'm set for picture-taking, at any rate!