Heather A, you said:
Would we be better off to wait until hurricane season is over to have a better choice?
I always cruise in November. The prices seeem to be lowest during that month. And, Hurricane Season is usually
finished by then. Also, the Caribbean is still nice and warm and perfect for swimming in November.
If you plan to leave out of Galveston, New Orleans, (or Mobile?), your intinerary will most likely be Western Caribbean. My favorite Western Caribbean destination is Cozumel, Mexico, but other people's opinions differ.