I haven't been on a cruise since May 1990. I want to book a 5-7 days for March 2003 within next few weeks for the Western Caribbean. My last cruise was on the Carnival Mardi Gras(no longer with fleet) and I'm not sure how I feel about cruising today. It has changed so much! I enjoyed the cruise,cabin(we were upgraded to a suite) and food, but didn't like some of the service and attitudes of the crew at the end of the cruise. I'm thinking I would like to try Royal Caribbean, but not sure yet. Can someone tell me if it is possible to get an outside cabin for $1,000 or less per person with taxes and port charges for a 5 or 7 day cruise in March?