Thanks for the input. Wife decided the Western would be the best choice afterall. We live in Texas, so the drive to Galveston is not a big deal for us...8 hours. And, with her siblings living on the East Coast area, we will save the Eastern cruise when we can all meet in FL. and do that together. Sounds like a plan to me! Western with the wife for our 35th anniversary, and Eastern for a family cruise later on.