My husband and I are lucky enough to have parents who are close enough and able enough to watch our kids for an extended time. We started looking at couples vacations and are potentially interested in a cruise. It would be the first cruise for both of us. We absolutely want to do a Disney cruise someday but when our kids are a little older (currently only 1 and 4). For this vacation, time and money are of the essence and therefore poses my question, should we really be avoiding Carnival at all costs?
We have the Southwest companion pass and New Orleans is good flight for us (out of BOS/MHT). So I was looking for a 5 day cruise out of New Orleans so that a week long vacation could allow us a day in the Big Easy on either end of the cruise. But really the only option seems to be the Carnival Valor.
We could go to one of the Florida ports and take a RCL cruise (the perfect days do look quite appealing). The last post on this board made that line look quite appealing but it also seems like I would need to be on a more expensive ship. If I’m looking for a bargain, am I looking in the wrong place to even attempt a cruise?
Thank you wise ones!