I am originally from Redding, CA so I know the Northwest winters well. I am now in the Dallas area and can't wait for this cruise. It will be our 5th time with Carnival, the 1st on the Magic and I am excited for the destinations. It will be our 4th time in Cozumel and the 2nd time in Cozumel on my birthday-Jan 25th. Not a bad way to spend a b-day! Maybe we'll meet.