I am interested in creating a Barbarian for this campaign. What are other folks thinking about?
Leaning toward a Cleric.
"Perhaps a Female Elf Wizard or Sorcerer? Been a long time since I played a straight magic-user."
is working with the DM on a PC who might already be on the ship when you arrive = therefore in a position to fill you in on some unique details of the world.
It remains to be seen if I can really maintain the schedule of playing every Thursday, but if it works out over the next month or so, I'd be interested.