Pros for Princess: we already have a $100 cruise deposit which is expiring in Feb so we use it or lose it
Depart out of FLL
Cost For a Mini Suite we'd be paying $3150.41 on Dolphin deck ($2900 if we want to go to Emerald but I have heard these cabins can be noisy).
Flight - I can use miles and pay $300 for tax. It will blow out my miles but they're expiring anyway. Total = $3447.89 (or $3200 on Emerald). - $100 cruise deposit.
Pros for NCL: Flight plus transfers plus cruise for the three of us in a mini suite is $3835.05. We'd fly into FLL and they'd transfer us to Miami.
NCL kids club takes kids in diapers - my daughter is not yet potty trained (she may be by the time of the cruise, but we're taking a chance if she's not !) Advantage to NCL as we wouldn't need to worry about dropping her off in diapers if she's still in them. Epic has a lot of neat features but not sure if we'd utilize them.
Can anyone weigh in on this? I'm guessing both cruises won't have that many kids due to the sail date but NCL might have more simply as it's more geared to the family market .
Carribean Princess - Southern Carribean - January 2013
Emerald Princess - Scandinavia and Baltics - September 2009
Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera - February 2009
Celebrity Xpedition - Galapagos - December 2008
Grand Princess - Western Caribbean - January 2008
Coral Princess - Alaska - August 2007