We did this cruise last November on Arcadia, we flew to New Orleans and then home from Barbados. We had a fabulous time, it was so good we are doing the same one this November. It was cold in New Orleans, about 13 degrees but after that it was fantastic weather every day. The only thing I didn't like was the flight, it was 11 hours and very cramped. All in all it was worth it though. Don't cancel, you'll have a lovely time.