Hi, my husband and I are on the 08/29/07 cruise. We are traveling from Ohio. We have cruised with Carnival several times over the last couple of years. We have taken the Conquest from New Orleans prior to Katrina, the Pride from Long Beach and the Spirit from San Diego. We have also cruised with NCL in 1994, Royal Caribbean a couple of times and Princess. We are really looking forward to our cruize on the Fredom.