Thank you all for answering. I’m sorry I wasn’t more clear. I was sort of thinking this year but it is clear we need to plan further ahead.
My husband has realized his dream of becoming a teacher as a second career after 30 years in academia and tech r&d so we are constrained to a typical school year calendar.
In short we value these things: not being run over by screaming children or other screamers, a more casual vibe, a good beverage program, good food, ports.
I don’t know if we should look to higher categories on larger ships or search for “luxury cruises” We tend to prefer fewer experiences but each experience being a very good experience, e.g., we would prefer to go all out on attending one athletic event rather than getting season tickets offering a lesser experience.
Thank you again for your interest in sharing with us.