The first thing you need to do is fiqure out where you want to go. Departing out of Florida is typically the best rates. Western goes to Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Cozumel. Eastern sails to San Juan, St. Thomas and one other island. Then you need to pick a cruise line you want to sail on. They are all different a good cruise specialist can help you here. Then type of cabin based on the amount of money you are willing to spend. The most economical is the inside cabin. Having cruised a lot I recomend you work with an agency that specializes in cruises in order to get the best rates and knowlegeable staff. I book thru Value Cruise Travel Inc. www.valuecruise.expertrip.com
Shop for rates and go with the one who gives you the best service for the $. Have a woinderful first cruise!