I'm sure this has been hashed out on the boards, but I'm wondering if folks can chime in to help me pick a cruise. Here are our specs:
-First-time cruising for everyone in the family
-Four children (4, 10, 13, 17)
-As a family, we usually travel to places with an amusement park attraction (Disney World, Busch Gardens, etc) to find something to please everyone.
I'm pretty flexible on the whole Carnival vs RC thing, but I'll say this:
-I don't mind a ship that's a bit worn in spots, but it must be clean and look to be in very good condition.
-Food does not have to be gourmet-level. We're pleased with burgers & fries offerings.
-Must have a great kid's program.
-A plethora of on board entertainment (sports, movies, shows, etc) is a must.
Looking to spend about $4000 for a 4 night trip (departing from FL) in late June. Would love a balcony for one of our staterooms, but will sacrifice this if RC is the best option (and the rate eats my ability to go balcony).
Any thoughts on best cruiseline/cruise ship? Thanks in advance. Very new to this and want to make this a good trip. It's our last "family trip" before our oldest is off to college!