Hi Judie Brock-
In response to your question about the credit card situation, things were back up and running fine. The first week (April 15-24) it wasn't good, but the second week (April 24-May 1)it was business as usual.
It didn't really impact us at all, as we relied on cash and traveller's cheques. There were a few folks who were in a bind, but most hotels and tour operators did what they could to accommodate. Even with the power and water going off from time to time, we just went with the flow...time doesn't matter when you're on holiday!